DWI and Your Criminal Record

Background checks are a nearly universal part of life in the 21st century. You may be subjected to a background check when you apply for employment, a mortgage, or even to rent an apartment. Criteria for each of these will vary, but sometimes the determining factor will be the presence past crimes on your record. As a result, a DWI conviction is a criminal offense that you do not want on your permanent record.

This situation can ruin too many opportunities in your life, so you have to fight from the very start. If you have been arrested and accused of driving while intoxicated, you need a qualified Dallas DWI lawyer to defend your case. Contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Expunction vs. Non-Disclosure

As an adult, a criminal record can be cleared a couple of different ways. To have something expunged in Texas, you must either be found not-guilty, have the court dismiss the charges, or prevail upon an appeal of the conviction. In these cases it is possible to have the records of arrest and prosecution erased from your record.

A petition for non-disclosure is the other way to clear a criminal record, and this is an option for people that complete deferred adjudication probation. Once this is complete, and a non-disclosure petition is approved, then the record is sealed.

Unfortunately, in both of these scenarios, it is not possible to expunge or seal a DWI conviction. The only way to prevent the adverse impact of a DWI conviction is to either be granted a pardon from the governor, or to file a writ of Habeas Corpus.

Contact Us

If you are facing DWI charges and are unsure of what to do next, do not hesitate to contact the Dallas DWI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214- 457-1668.

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