Everyone has questions. This can sometimes be a scary and intimidating process. Here are some common questions we hear all the time. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to contact us.
Clients should show up on time - in fact, 15 minutes early is better. Go into the assigned courtroom and be ready to respond for the roll to be called (not in the courthouse hallway). Be clean of any illegal substances. Dress appropriately and respectfully for court - no shorts or t-shirts.
Like many situations in law, it depends on the facts. If your misdemeanor case was dismissed, it is likely you are eligible for an expunction. If the case involves a felony, matters are more complicated and your attorney will need to research the situation. Under some scenarios, a client may be entitled to a non-disclosure or a sealing or the record if the client was placed on deferred adjudication probabtion and successfully completed said probation.
Absolutely! This procedure allows the client to truthfully state on a job application that he/she has never been convicted, prosecuted, or even arrested. The arrest is to be taken off official databases for public viewing.