Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: I asked if a so called 70' charge. I'm repeating what my court appt. Lawyer said. He also offered his services to take o

To take issue off my records for 1,100. Why would I do that they haven't found any charges

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Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Well if you were convicted the convition cannot be removed, perhaps the conviction can sealed, but not removed or expunged. If you were never convicted then it can be removed/expunged.

Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: An arrest stays on your criminal history unless it is expunged or sealed by order of nondisclosure. Eligibility for either of those remedies depends on how the case was resolved.

On a side note, I'm not sure it is ethical to solicit or accept employment from a court-appointed client... especially if the appointed case is still pending. However, it has been a decade since I accepted any appointments so my memory of those rules is foggy at best.

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