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Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

Faster Expunctions – when the case is “no longer pending”

| June 21, 2012

The new expunction statute makes some changes in the law regarding expunctions. One of them is a shorter waiting period if the case was never filed, and is no longer pending. Under the new law, if the case was never filed and is no longer pending, the waiting period is: 6 months for a class […]

The Right to Expunction – Texas Penal Code 55.01

| June 19, 2012

Current as of Sept. 2011. CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE TITLE 1. CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CHAPTER 55. EXPUNCTION OF CRIMINAL RECORDS Art. 55.01. RIGHT TO EXPUNCTION. (a) A person who has been placed under a custodial or noncustodial arrest for commission of either a felony or misdemeanor is entitled to have all records and files […]