Which is Better, Expungement Or Nondisclosure?

Criminal Defense
Expungement, or record clearing, erases any record of criminal charges, pleadings, or convictions. In a legal sense, it gives you a clean slate – a “do over” – allowing you to put the past behind you and start anew.

If expungement is available to you, it’s the best option.

If you don’t qualify for expungement, then your next best option may be nondisclosure, or sealing your criminal record. Nondisclosure means that your criminal record is hidden from the public. Potential employer, landlord, or loan officer who runs a criminal background check on you as part of their application process will get a clean report. This is an important option because of all the negative ways a criminal record can affect a background check.

At McCarty-Larson, PLLC, our we can explain and expungement or nondisclosure work and the different qualifications for expungement or non-disclosure sealed. Contact our law office to schedule a free initial consultation. Call (972) 775-2100 to see if you qualify.

The Difference Between “Clearing” And “Sealing” a Criminal Record

The main difference between expungement (record clearing) and nondisclosure (record sealing) is who can see your past criminal record. With nondisclosure, law enforcement and other governmental agencies can still access your criminal record. if you ever have additional charges brought against you, police, prosecutors and others in the legal system can consider your prior criminal history.

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To speak with us about clearing or sealing a criminal record, call (972) 775-2100.