My case was Dismissed. Should I get an Expunction or a Motion for Non Disclosure?
Answer: Whether you petition the Court for an Expunction or Motion for Non Disclosure really depends on the case and how it was disposed of, rather than your preference for an Expunction or Motion for Non Disclosure.
For either an Expunction or Motion for Non Disclosure, the defendant must have the case and offenses dismissed. That means, if your case was not dismissed, then you cannot get an Expunction or Motion for Non Disclosure. There is now (2017+) an exception to DWI cases and Motions for Nondisclosure. Call Us about that if you think your old DWI case may apply!
If your case was dismissed after Deferred Adjudication on a Class B Misdemeanor, or higher (more serious) offense, then you will not be able to get an Expunction. Instead, a Motion for Non Disclosure is the way to shield your criminal record from the public's view.
If your case was dismissed for any other purposes, or you were found not guilty (including a bunch of other reasons for dismissal), then you should be eligible for an Expunction.
We make it easy for you to figure out whether an Expunction or Motion for Non Disclosure is right for you -- Call Us for a Free Consultation at 512-761-5297