Expungement Lawyer in Mississippi and Texas
Most people think that being convicted of a misdemeanor or felony is the most severe fate a person can face; however, there are lifelong consequences to being convicted even after serving your sentence. Your conviction can be placed on your criminal record, which can adversely affect future employment, housing opportunities, higher education, and more.
Wilson Law Firm has over 25 years of experience and is here to help you file a petition for expungement. We’ll guide you through the process towards having your criminal charges removed from your record so you can move forward with your life.
What is an Expungement?
When a person is convicted of a crime, that conviction gets added to their criminal record. In some instances, individuals are given a chance to start fresh with a clean record, but that isn’t always the case. Expungement is a process in which everything that pertains to your arrest, trial, and sentencing is erased or sealed from public view. This means that when an employer, landlord, lender, or academic institution conducts a background check, there will be no evidence of the previous conviction. Expungements can help you start fresh, meaning you do not have to disclose this information and can be treated fairly and equally.
Expungeable Crimes in Mississippi and Texas
Generally, in Mississippi or Texas, any first-offense misdemeanor can be expunged with the exception of traffic tickets. Certain felony convictions may be expunged from one’s record under certain circumstances. These include:
- False pretense
- Felony shoplifting conviction
- Malicious mischief
- Drug possession
- Bad check offense
Convictions that are not eligible for expungement include those which require a person to register as a sex offender as well as those which relate to a public officer performing their official duties.
Remove Convictions from Your Record | Wilson Law Firm | Criminal Defense Attorney in Mississippi and Texas
While a person’s biggest worry is usually being convicted, the long-term effects can follow you around for the rest of your life. Many people don’t realize that an arrest can even show up on your record, even if you were not convicted of the offense. Like a conviction, an arrest on your record can have a negative impact on your life. Wilson Law Firm can help you expunge an arrest or a criminal conviction from your record and get your life back. Take control of your future by contacting us today for a free consultation. We can provide you with the caring representation and aggressive advocacy you need.
If you have been wrongly charged with a crime, Wilson Law Firm will go to trial to fight for you! No matter the case or whether a felony or misdemeanor, we will defend you in either state or federal courts. We have the expertise and skill set needed to go to trial and aggressively defend you to whatever extent is necessary. Wilson Law Firm is committed to providing the best legal service on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Texas. Contact us now for a free consultation at 228-436-6391.