We Believe in Second Chances
People make mistakes; it is part of being human. At the office of David M. White, Attorney at Law, we represent good people who have made poor decisions. When this is the case, our greatest priority is making sure that our client has an opportunity to make better decisions — that he or she has a second chance.
Our lawyer, David M. White, is one of the few lawyers in West Central Texas that is dedicated to providing guidance and support in the area of expungement. We are dedicated to getting you that second chance.
To learn if expungement is an option for you, please call our offices in Abilene and San Angelo (by appointment only), Texas. You can reach us online, or contact us at 325-437-3311.
Criminal Records that Qualify for Expungement
If you are worried about securing future employment, have been denied an apartment lease, are concerned about getting admitted to college or graduate school, or would like to restore your Texas gun rights, contact us to find out if we can help you expunge your record.
We are often able to help people who pled guilty to felonies and:
- were granted deferred adjudication, or
- were juveniles at the time of the offense, or
- successfully completed probation.
- How Do Expungements Work?
Expungements are available if you’ve been granted deferred adjudication. In most cases, you pled guilty, but the judge deferred a finding guilt until after successful completion of probation. The judge now has the option to expunge your record — based on your conduct during the probationary period and immediately after.
For a misdemeanor, your record can be expunged two years after the completion of your probation.
For a felony, you must wait five years following your completed probation period before expungement is an option.
If expungement isn’t an option, you may have other options by having your:
- Criminal record sealed: This is available for juvenile offenders.
- Convictions set aside: If you were convicted of a crime in Texas and successfully completed your probation and have a relatively clean record, you may be eligible to have your conviction set aside and have the case dismissed.
A Few Felony and Misdemeanor Offenses that can be Expunged:
If your past mistake is keeping you from fully seizing the present, our attorney will work on your behalf to have your record expunged and the charges set aside.
Contact the Offices of David M. White, Attorney at Law, at 325-437-3311 or online. We are open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. For your convenience we offer evening and weekend appointments.