Orders of Nondisclosure
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

San Antonio Lawyer for Orders of Nondisclosure

Bexar County Order of Nondisclosure Attorney

Expungement and Record Sealing Attorney in Texas

If you have pleaded guilty or been convicted at trial for committing a crime, you may feel like your life has been changed forever. Even if you received deferred adjudication instead of more traditional criminal penalties, you are probably still burdened by your record. Your arrest and prosecution are likely to cause problems with finding a good job or affordable housing, securing financing for a car, or even being accepted by a college or university. The good news is that there is help available. Clear My Record San Antonio is here to guide you through the process of sealing your record through an Order of Nondisclosure.

What Is an Order of Nondisclosure?

Under Texas law, an arrest and prosecution can be fully removed from your criminal history through a process called expunction—also known as expungement—if you meet certain eligibility criteria. If you pleaded guilty or were convicted of the offense, expungement is not an option, unless the offense was alcohol related or a Class C misdemeanor. While you may not qualify for expungement, there is a separate process that may be available to help limit who is allowed to know about your arrest.

An Order of Nondisclosure is a court-issued directive that effectively seals the record of your arrest and deferred adjudication, making it inaccessible during most routine criminal background checks. Some law enforcement and government agencies may still be able to see your record, but are prohibited from sharing that information with any non-approved party. The Order also frees you from being forced to disclose the arrest on future applications.

Nondisclosure Eligibility in South Texas

To qualify for an Order of Nondisclosure, you must meet certain conditions, including:

  • You were placed on deferred adjudication, also known as court-ordered community supervision, for the offense in question.
  • You completed the terms of the deferred adjudication, and an order of dismissal and discharge has been issued.
  • The offense must be eligible for an Order of Nondisclosure. Family violence and sex crimes, for example, are among those that may not qualify.
  • You do not have other disqualifying offenses on your criminal record.
  • The appropriate waiting period has expired. The waiting period for a felony charge is five years and is generally shorter for less serious offenses.
  • You have not been convicted or received deferred adjudication for an additional charge during your original deferred adjudication or the subsequent waiting period.

If an Order of Nondisclosure is issued, it only covers the specific offense for which you requested. The order does not apply to your entire criminal history. If you have received deferred adjudication for more than one offense, you will need to request an Order of Nondisclosure for each one.

Contact an Experienced Expunction Lawyer

To learn more about Orders of Nondisclosure or to determine your eligibility, simply fill out our online form, and we will take it from there. We will review your record at no cost, explain your options, and go to work in getting you the fresh start you deserve. Our team will do all the work, and in most cases, we can complete the process without ever asking you to come into our office. Get started right away. If you live in Bexar County, Atascosa County, Wilson County, Karnes County, or Frio County, call Clear My Record San Antonio at 210-579-9898 today. We offer free consultations.

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