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Employment and the Potential Downsides of Having a Criminal Record in Texas

Posted by Brian Laviage on Friday, Dec 28, 2018

Having a criminal record in Texas often results in negative repercussions, many of which last long after the sentence or fine has occurred and the debt to society repaid. One example is employment related; potential employers often categorically deny jobs to applicants with criminal records. It often doesn’t matter when the arrest occurred or even the relevancy to the job.

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Traveling with a Criminal History

Posted by Brian Laviage on Saturday, Dec 8, 2018

To what extent does a criminal history affect international travel? The answer is far from simple.

Some countries require individuals with criminal records to apply in advance for pre-clearance to enter. Others require only a passport for admission, and there is no background check. Permission to enter could depend on the seriousness of the crime.

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Are Texas Arrest Records Public?

Posted by Brian Laviage on Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
An arrest record is never a good thing. It can ruin a person’s reputation, ability to find a decent job, and it releases personal information about the individual. Other negative effects include losing driving privileges or child custody rights. If you already have an arrest record you may be looking at more severe penalties and sentencing. Having a criminal record can affect you in many areas of your life and when public, it can be searched and accessed by anyone.

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How Expungement of Criminal Records in Texas Can Improve Your Life

Posted by Brian Laviage on Friday, Aug 17, 2018

A criminal record has the potential to affect just about every area of your life. In the state of Texas, people who meet requirements established by current laws have the right to request what is known as an expungement of a criminal record.

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How to Beat Speeding Tickets Before and After You Get One - What the Courts Don't Want You to Know

Posted by Brian Laviage on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
Tips From Your Local Texas Traffic Ticket Attorney NEVER: Act like you know the law better than the officer does. Law Enforcement Officers, especially Traffic Enforcement Officers hate drivers that quote the law to them. I have had many a client who have ended up in the back of a patrol car following a heated debate on the law with a Traffic Cop. More often than not, the Officer finds more reasons to hand out citations.

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