Expunctions and Non-Disclosures

A criminal arrest record can seriously inhibit a person's life in a very damaging way.  It can affect job employment and progression, and can negatively impact a criminal case should you ever be accused of a crime in the future.  A very common question is whether or not a criminal case can be expunged based on the outcome of a criminal case.  The answer is always complicated, as many people are misinformed.  


The general public can usually access background information with relative ease given the advent of computer technology and the internet.  This can have a devastating effect on obtaining housing, loans, and jobs for individuals in need.  An Expunction is an avenue for a person to completely erase all information from a criminal case — arrest records, court records, and criminal records.  An Expunction, however, is granted only in a very limited amount of circumstances.  An expunction will only be granted after an acquittal at trial or when the case was completely dismissed.  The right to an expunction in Texas is governed by Chapter 55 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.  

Petitions for Non-Disclosure

People often have the mistaken belief that their case is completely erased once deferred adjudication has been completed.  People are often surprised to learn this is not the case.  When a Non-Disclosure is granted, criminal justice agencies are prohibited by law from giving information regarding the offense to the general public.  Usually, a Petition for a Non-Disclosure will be granted when deferred adjudication is successfully completed.  Petitions for Non-Disclosure in Texas are governed by Section 411.091 of the Texas Government Code

Contact The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC

If you are concerned about your criminal record and whether you are entitled to have your record expunged or sealed, call The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, at 214.702.CARL (2275) for a free evaluation.  Carl will determine if you are eligible for either, and if so, he will help you work to begin the process of cleaning your records so you can move forward with your life.


Carl David Ceder is an experienced Dallas Record Sealing Expunction Attorney who practices all over the Dallas Metroplex, including all of Dallas, Tarrant County, Collin County, Denton County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County, and all adjoining counties:

  • Dallas Record Sealing Expunction Attorney - Dallas, University Park, University Park, Grapevine, Garland, DeSoto, Irving, Carrollton, Addison, Duncanville, Richardson, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Coppell, Grand Prairie, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Seagoville, Wilmer, Wylie
  • Tarrant County Record Sealing Expunction Attorney - Fort Worth, Southlake, Keller, Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Colleyville, Crowley, Euless, Everman, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Grand Prairie, Hurst, Lakeside, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Westlake, Saginaw, River Oaks
  • Collin County Record Sealing Expunction Attorney - McKinney, Plano, Garland, Allen, Dallas, Carrollton, Richardson, Fairview, St. Paul, Weston, Lucas, Melissa, Nevada, Westminster, Frisco, Celina, Murphy, New Hope, Prosper, Wylie
  • Rockwall County Record Sealing Expunction Attorney - Rockwall, Dallas, Fate, Heath, Mobile City, McLendon-Chisholm, Rowlett, Royse City, Wylie, Munson, Blackland
  • Denton County Record Sealing Expunction Attorney - Dallas, Denton, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Southlake, Hebron, Argyle, Justin, Lake Dallas, Plano, Bartonville, Coppell, Northlake, Carollton, Corinth, Hebron, Highland Village, Justin, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Northlake, Prosper, The Colony, Westlake


Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense
Personal Injury
Drug Charges
Assault Charges
Sex Offenses
White Collar Crimes
Family Law