Juvenile Record Sealing
Brian T. Powers, Attorney at Law

210-579-9898

3011 Nacogdoches Road, Building 1, San Antonio, TX 78217

3011 Nacogdoches Road, Building 1
San Antonio, TX 78217

Juvenile Record Sealing Lawyer in San Antonio

Texas Juvenile Record Sealing Attorney

Texas Attorney for Sealing Your Juvenile Record

Everyone makes mistakes, and actions have consequences. Most consequences, however, should not need to last a lifetime. This is especially true for those who may have been arrested or prosecuted as juveniles, as they try to move forward and become productive adults. The mistakes of your youth should not continue to cause problems in your life, and Clear My Record San Antonio is ready to help get you the relief you deserve.

Restricted Access to Juvenile Records

The State of Texas provides for the "Automatic Restriction of Access to Records" related to most criminal offenses committed by a person under the age of 17. If you have a juvenile record, it is subject to automatic restriction if:

  • You are now at least 21 years old;
  • Your record does not include habitual felony behavior;
  • Your record does not include certain serious offenses, including murder, aggravated assault, or sex crimes;
  • You were not tried in adult criminal court; and
  • You have not been convicted of or received deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor punishable by jail time since you turned 17.

The Automatic Restriction of Access to Records is a good start, but, in most cases, it is not enough. Though access is restricted, criminal and law enforcement agencies can still see your record. Your criminal record can also still be used in the prosecution of future offenses, should you ever be arrested again.

San Antonio Juvenile Record Sealing Attorney

Whether your juvenile record includes misdemeanors, felonies, or a combination of the two, you may qualify to have your record sealed completely. The criteria for record sealing is similar to that for Automatic Restriction, but with separate considerations for misdemeanor and felony offenses.

A juvenile misdemeanor can be sealed if:

  • At least two years have passed since you were discharged from the juvenile justice system;
  • During that time, you were not convicted or adjudicated on any other charges; and
  • No charges are currently pending against you.

A juvenile felony is not guaranteed to be sealed, but may be sealed if:

  • You are at least 21 years old; and
  • You have not been convicted of another felony after you turned 17.

Sealing your juvenile record is similar to the expungement of an adult arrest record. Once your record is sealed, it is no longer accessible on background checks, and you do not need to disclose that you were ever arrested to prospective employers, lenders, or school administrators.

Texas Juvenile Record Sealing Professionals

At Clear My Record San Antonio, we understand that you are busy. That is why we make the process of sealing your juvenile record as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Fill out our online form, including all of the required information;
  2. We will check on your eligibility, and contact you to explain your situation;
  3. Hire our team, and we'll take it from there.

We will do all of the legwork, prepare the necessary paperwork, and can complete the process on behalf, all without you even needing to visit our office.

For more information about juvenile record sealing in South Texas, contact our San Antonio office. Call 210-579-9898 to schedule a free, confidential consultation today. Clear My Record San Antonio is proud to help clients in Bexar County, Frio County, Atascosa County, Wilson County, and Karnes County.

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