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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 criminal defense lawyer.

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!

Recent Reviews & Testimonials

  • Chris is a dedicated criminal defense attorney

    “Chris Hesse is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who puts the needs of his clients first. Clients of Chris Hesse have the benefit of a lawyer who has not only served as a prosecutor for the State, but who also is a seasoned defense lawyer and a U.S. Marine. Simply put, Chris is a fighter. Chris and I have worked on criminal defense matters together, and I am an eyewitness to the zeal and courage he brings to the table for those he defends. I fully recommend Chris Hesse for any person in Texas in need of a zealous criminal defense.”

    John Venza

  • Excellent Attorney

    “Attorney Chris Hesse,gave winning attention during our consultation..we had no doubt..when we hired him that we would win our case...and we did! Thank you again!”

    Leanne

  • He is a hard-working, aggressive lawyer.

    “I endorse this lawyer. He is a hard-working, aggressive lawyer. He has an impressive resume and prior military experience. I have watched him in battle, he is fearless. Judges can be harsh and intimidating but Chris is dauntless. He won't back down and won't be bullied. A true soldier in the courtroom.”

    Brian Middleton

  • I Felt He Was With Me Every Step Of The Way

    “Overall, I was impressed with this attorney's attention to detail and eagerness to return calls in a timely manner. He kept me appraised of my case and I felt as if he was with me every step of the way.”

    Recent Client

  • He's a fighter and a fine lawyer.

    “Chris has a strong sense of what is right and just when it comes to defending his clients. He's not afraid to take on the State, nor stand up to a Judge. Chris holds his oath as a lawyer seriously and investigates each case as if it was his only one. He's a fighter and a fine lawyer.”

    Zachary Maloney