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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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What happens if you get caught drinking under 21 in Texas?

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 by Brian Laviage

I get asked regularly what happens if you get a minor in possession in Texas and how to get an MIP off your record.

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Third public intoxication charge in 10 years

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 by Brian Laviage

Hi Mr. Laviage, I have a question I’m hoping you can help me out with. I was arrested for public intoxication one year in college while floating the Guadalupe river. I was put on deferred adjudication for this charge in 2006. Then, a few years later in 2010, same thing, different place - this time in Austin outside of a restaurant. Now I’m thinking about getting out of my typical office job and applying for a job as a police officer. But, I just got another public intoxication charge about a month ago in Houston and am worried that they won’t accept me due to these infractions.

Is there anything I can do to get these public intoxication charges cleared from my record? How fast can this be done? And can all three be done at the same time to save money?


Jesse in Houston, TX

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