This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on the expungement/expunction of Texas convictions related to the unlawful carrying of a firearm. I decided to write on this topic due to the fact that recent changes in state law made many individuals eligible to clear their criminal record. Completing such a clearance can make life easier to navigate as many things are simplified when one does not have a criminal record. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help citizens in our area to better understand their rights. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a criminal defense attorney. If you are in Austin and believe you are eligible to clear your record then contact me today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over the course of this series. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- How Texas law changed under HB 1927
- Eligibility requirements for expunging an unlawful carry conviction
- The process of expunging an unlawful carry conviction
- The benefits of record expunction
- How an attorney can assist with clearing your record
I felt it was necessary to address these topics for several reasons. First, while many may believe that they are automatically eligible for an expunction, not everyone is. Other convictions, and other matters, may result in an individual not being able to clear their record. Second, understanding the eligibility requirements can help one decide whether they should move forward with the process. Third, and as with most legal matters, understanding the process one is facing can help to make matters go more smoothly. Fourth, the benefits of an expunction, which include increased ease in passing background checks, are hard to overstate. Finally, retaining an attorney to assist you can help to ensure that the process is completed more quickly.
If you believe that you may be eligible for clearing your unlawful carry conviction then contact me today to speak with an Austin criminal defense attorney. I have been practicing since 1995 and am Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. My office prides itself in providing quality service and we are ready to assist you. I also serve the cities of Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, and San Marcos, Texas.