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Expungements & Sealing

Clear Your Record with Attorney D. Chris Hesse

Criminal records can be debilitating, preventing you from gaining employment or ever maintaining the reputation you once had. Fortunately, you may have the chance to clear your record by way of either expungement or an order of nondisclosure. Because not everyone is eligible, it is important to pursue this process with an experienced expungement lawyer in Amarillo.

The Law Offices of D. Chris Hesse has been assisting Amarillo residents with criminal matters for many years. Our lead attorney has the unique perspective of both a former prosecutor and a U.S. Marine, something you rarely find at other law firms.

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Understanding the Eligibility Requirements in Texas

Expungement and orders of nondisclosure are very different from one another, but both are equally valuable. Expungement results in the complete eradication of a criminal record, while an order of nondisclosure removes the record from the public eye. The latter is also referred to as sealing in some states.

You may be eligible for expungement if:

  • You were arrested but not charged
  • Your charge was dismissed
  • Your offense was a qualifying misdemeanor juvenile
  • You are a victim of identity theft
  • You were later acquitted by the Criminal Court of Appeals

It should also be noted that certain criminal acts cannot be expunged from a record. These offenses include child molestation, prostitution, sexual battery, theft, and serious traffic offenses like DUI or vehicular homicide.

You may be eligible for an order of nondisclosure if:

  • You successfully completed deferred adjudication
  • You do not have any disqualifying criminal history
  • You have waited the appropriate length of time to seek an order of nondisclosure
  • You have not been convicted of any criminal offenses while on deferred adjudication

Given the very strict criteria for both expungement and orders of nondisclosure, it can be overwhelming to determine if you qualify, not to mention submit the necessary paperwork. Fortunately, you do not have to go through this process on your own.

Attorney D. Chris Hesse is ready to help you fight for the future you need and can use proven strategies to help you get there. Contact our firm today to get started!

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    “I've known Chris for many years through our bar association, and can endorse him as hard working, diligent, and thorough in defense of his clients. Chris is a lawyer to whom I'd refer a family member - you can't get a stronger endorsement than that.”

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    “I hired attorney Chris Hesse and his investigators to help me prove my innocence in a case against me. Chris had a sound strategy for our progress with the goal of gathering enough evidence to avoid trial. He doesn't waste time and gets things going from day one, gathering evidence and getting statements or videos as needed. Chris always kept me informed of any developments and made me feel that he honestly cared about my case and we were a team. I was ready to go trial to prove my innocence, but with the help of Chris and his investigative team, my charges were dropped. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants an attorney that will fight for them and keeps the lines of communication open.”

    Justin

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    “D. Chris Hesse is a very straightforward and experienced lawyer in practice. He was very knowledgeable and kept it very professional with my case. In my short time of getting to know him, he was very smooth and outgoing. This, mixed with his legal prowess, made my stressful situation much easier to deal with and get through as I was not left in the dark throughout my entire case. My DWI case was extremely complicated from the start but Chris weathered the storm, never gave up on me and managed to make the courtroom process quick and detailed for me. He held on and was able to win the jury, as I was found NOT GUILITY for a DWI-Misdemeanor A/BAC of .195. He left no stone unturned, attacked from every angle and was consistent. Never doubted him throughout the process and he delivered. D. Chris Hesse did a fantastic job with my DWI case and I could not have asked for a better experience or attorney. Thank you Chris!”

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    “I hired Chris Hesse after my 15 year old was charged with aggregated assault with a deadly weapon (2nd degree felony). Chris was very knowledgeable and kept in contact with us about the case. He was able to get the case dismissed without seeing a judge. The entire family is so relieved and happy with the results. I would definitely hire him again. So pleased.”

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  • He doesn't rest until he is satisfied

    “The immigration consequences of criminal activity can be devastating to an individual and his/her family. The results may lead to a loss of freedom far greater than time served in jail. Attorney Chris Hesse knows this and is continually seeking solutions for his clients that not only deal with the criminal aspects of the case but the immigration consequences as well. He doesn't rest until he is satisfied that he has exhausted any and all avenues available to his clients. Chris has the ability to be both aggressive in his defense and show compassion. He is motivated by a deep sense of justice which he uses as his guiding principle when representing his clients.”

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