How Long Does Expungement Take?
Brian T. Powers, Attorney at Law


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

3011 Nacogdoches Road, Building 1
San Antonio, TX 78217

How Long Does Expungement Take?

San Antonio Expunction Lawyer

Expunction Lawyer in South Texas

Despite the efforts of lawmakers and Texas courts, criminal proceedings can be notoriously slow. In many cases, months will go by between indictment, trial, and sentencing. If you have ever been arrested, you have probably had to deal with never-ending delays and weeks of waiting for your case to be processed, even if you were never fully prosecuted. It is reasonable to wonder how long an expungement might take to have your arrest record eliminated from your background. At Clear My Record San Antonio, we can help you get through the process faster and without unnecessary stress.

San Antonio Expungement Attorney

Expungement, also called expunction, is the complete removal of all records related to an arrest or prosecution. It is not available in every situation, but if you qualify and the process is successful, your past can no longer be used to deny you stable employment, affordable housing, or educational opportunities. If you were arrested for a crime but never convicted, or if you received deferred adjudication for certain misdemeanor offenses, you may be eligible to have your record expunged.

Factors in a Texas Expungement

Completing your expungement quickly requires the cooperation of the prosecutors involved in your initial arrest, who, in turn, rely on information provided by law enforcement agencies. The state must be certain there is no further action pending that could require access to your arrest and prosecution record. If the details of your arrest or other related information could be used to help an ongoing criminal investigation, the expungement process may be delayed. Your expungement will also depend on the existing backlog in the county where you filed your request. Cases are handled in the order in which they are received, which means that a particularly busy court docket could delay your proceedings as well.

In most cases, however, expungement can take anywhere from four to nine months. Each case is completely different, so it is difficult to say for certain how long yours will last. Once the order for expungement has been issued, it can take up to another year for all of the applicable records to be destroyed, including those held by private background check agencies.

Expunctions as Easy as 1-2-3

One of the keys to a faster expungement is working with a legal team that knows how to navigate the Texas judicial system. We have the experience and skill to help you get your expunction completed as quickly as possible. It is also our goal to make the process simple for you. Clearing your record can be done in three easy steps:

  1. Fill out our online form and include all of the required information;
  2. We will verify your eligibility and contact you for a free consultation; and
  3. Hire us and we will take care of the rest.

We will prepare all of the paperwork, submit the necessary documentation, and work with you to overcome any potential obstacles. In most situations, we can complete your expungement without you even needing to come to our office.

For answers to any other expungement-related questions you may have, contact our San Antonio office. Call 210-817-7001 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Texas expungement attorney. We are proud to serve clients located in Bexar County, Frio County, Karnes County, Wilson County, and Atascosa County.

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