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What's the difference between expunging and sealing a juvenile record in Texas?

Monday, May 20, 2019 by Brian Laviage

If you were referred to a juvenile court for conduct before the age of 17 – even without being taken into custody by law enforcement before the referral – you have a juvenile record in the state of Texas. This includes any Class A or B misdemeanors, felony offenses or conduct indicating a need for supervision (CINS) like underage drinking, truancy or running away.

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

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 by Brian Laviage

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

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 by Brian Laviage

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?

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 by Brian Laviage
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

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 by Brian Laviage

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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