If you need a fresh start, a nondisclosure agreement may be exactly what you’re looking for. This will prohibit public agencies, like the court or police department from disclosing your criminal history. Texas, however, maintains a strict set of nondisclosure eligibility requirements. It’s always best to talk about updated laws and requirements when you meet with your lawyer for the first time. You can petition for nondisclosure of a specific offense but note that your nondisclosure will only apply to that situation. The public will still be able to see any other offenses on your record, and there are specific requirements for the type of nondisclosure you seek to obtain, along with the general requirements needed by the state to qualify.
You won’t be eligible for a nondisclosure if you’ve been convicted or placed on deferred adjudication. If it’s an offense that requires you to register as a sex offender, aggravated kidnapping or crimes like capital murder, trafficking of persons, stalking or any offense involving family violence, to name a few, that also counts. You will also not be eligible if you were convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication for any other offense after you were convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication for the offense you want to obtain a nondisclosure for. This excludes fine-only traffic violations.
Meeting the minimum requirements isn’t enough, however. Once you meet these requirements you can move onto the next step to determine what kind of nondisclosure you need.
The type of nondisclosure agreement you are eligible for and requirements needed depend on several things:
- Was your offense was a felony or misdemeanor?
- Were you a victim of trafficking?
- Was your offense was a DWI?
- Were you placed on probation or sentenced to a period of confinement?
- Was considered a nonviolent offense?
- Were you convicted or placed on deferred adjudication?
- Whether you completed a Veterans Treatment Court Program.
Determine your eligibility and discuss all of the details of the nondisclosure agreement you are looking to obtain with Daniel Clancy. They will help to navigate what is best for you and help you meet all of the requirements needed to help you move on with your life.