Good Dog Media | April 6, 2016 | Criminal Defense
Can I Get A Drug Charge Expunged?
As Plano drug crime attorneys, we can inform you of the various laws regarding your case. Texas law allows for some cases to be expunged, including drug crimes, if they have not been found guilty. Attorney Scott Edgett knows that having a drug charge on your criminal record can interfere with your ability to have a successful future, including:
- Landing a job
- Being eligible for some licenses
- Being eligible for certain privileges
If you are facing criminal charges, do not hesitate to contact the Edgett Law Firm today!
How to Get an Expungement?
Misdemeanors and felonies can be expunged only if a jury rendered a verdict and the outcome resulted in a conviction. The process begins by petitioning the courts to do away with the arrest records.
This way, when a potential employer or landlord runs a background check on you, this information will not come to light or be used to disqualify you.
These are the conditions of the requirements:
- You were not convicted of any crime
- You were charged with a Class C misdemeanor and completed deferred adjudication
- You were charged, but there was not enough compelling evidence, no witness testimony was available, or there was lack of probable cause
- You became a victim of identity theft, and another person used your identity to commit a crime
If your case involved a drug charge, this means that you may still qualify to expunge your record if you were found with drug paraphernalia, which is an example of a Class C misdemeanor. Or, you were not convicted of any other type of drug crime.
How Does Expungement Work?
Drug crimes run a broad range of cases. Fortunately, you do have the option to ask the courts to remove those charges from your record, as though nothing had ever happened.
As always, you can find legal counsel from our Plano drug crime attorney if you are facing a drug charge or need assistance with any other type of criminal case.