Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
If you have a criminal record of any kind, it can have an extremely serious impact on your future. Any arrests, indictments and convictions can show up on a background check. This means that whenever you fill out an application and a background check is run, the people making the decisions can see your entire criminal history. This includes applications for employment, school, loans, apartments and even some professional licenses.
In some cases, it may be possible to have your criminal record wiped clean through a process called expungement. There are specific requirements that need to be met in these cases and it is important to have an experienced lawyer representing you. At the law office of Louis Elias Lopez, Esq. in El Paso, I help clients throughout west Texas and southern New Mexico in a variety of expungement and record sealing cases.
Expungements in Texas are very complex and can be extremely difficult to obtain. Records and files relating to an arrest can be expunged if your case was dismissed, you were found not guilty or were pardoned for the offense in question. In addition, if you were convicted and subsequently acquitted on appeal, you may also be eligible for an expungement. Once you have been indicted for a crime, however, it is extremely difficult to have the record expunged.
New Mexico Expungements
In New Mexico, you may seek an expungement of arrest records relating to misdemeanor or petty misdemeanor offenses unless the arrest was for a crime of moral turpitude such as fraud, crimes against the government, murder, rape and others. When you hire me as your attorney, I will take the time to review your case and give you an honest assessment. I will pursue every option available to clear your criminal record and restore your rights.
Call for a Free Initial Consultation
Contact my office today to discuss your case. I am available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach me by phone at 866-554-3085 or via e-mail.