Houston Criminal Lawyer Jim Sullivan frequently helps people to get their criminal records sealed (non-disclosed) by filing Petitions for Non-Disclosure. This is extremely important, especially in these tough economic times. It is not a surprise that employers are more likely to hire a job applicant who has never been arrested than someone who has been arrested and successfully completed a deferred adjudication probation. Perception can be everything in this process. Not having to list an arrest on a job application or to try to explain it away definitely can give that applicant a better chance at being hired.
Houston Criminal Attorney Jim Sullivan cares about people. He wants everyone to have an opportunity to get ahead and to be able to provide for their family. An arrest without a conviction has negative consequences on a person’s opportunity in life. A check in the “Have you ever been arrested?” box gives an employer a easy way to narrow down a stack of job applications.
If you were arrested and you successfully completed a deferred adjudication probation, call Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Jim Sullivan about getting your criminal record sealed (non-disclosed) to the public. Depending on the circumstances, you may have to wait a period of time after the deferred probation is over before you can seek a non-disclosure and some cases are not eligible for sealing.
In Harris County, a Petition for Non-Disclosure is filed in the court which granted the original deferred adjudication probation. It is important to hire a lawyer who has experience in getting criminal records sealed and expunged properly. It can be a time consuming process. All of the information must be correct. Attorney Jim Sullivan has worked to get criminal records sealed and expunged for many of his clients.
Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Jim Sullivan has served the Greater Houston area since 1994 and is Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. You can call him right now at 281-546-6428 to discuss your situation.