Do you have a criminal record? Is it keeping you back from doing the things you want to do in life, such as getting the jobs you want, getting people to date you, or owning firearms for recreational use? A criminal record can affect you in all those ways and more. Many employers do background checks and don’t want to hire people who have criminal records. In today’s digital age, it is common for people to run online background checks for people they are considering dating, and a criminal record won’t make you seem like an appealing date. If you are a convicted felon, you aren’t allowed to own firearms, or even vote.
You need that criminal record gone, at least from public view. If you can get it cleared entirely, that is even better. If you committed the crime when you were young, or if you are a first time offender and the offense was not a serious one, you may qualify for an expungement of the offense from your record. Usually, you will need to have waited a certain period of time and fulfilled all of the terms of your sentence, including paying all outstanding fines, to get the expungement. Once you get it, no one will be able to see that you ever had a criminal record except for judges and other law enforcement personnel. Your conviction will no longer affect your life, and you can move on with the joy that comes with being free of it.
If you want to apply for an expungement, get a qualified attorney who is experienced in such things to represent you in your legal request in court. In Robertson, Burleson, Brazos, and Grimes Counties, this means calling the Law Office of John T. Quinn to get your free consultation.