How a Reduced Charge Affects Your Right to Expungement

August 10th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Expunction (or expungement) is a process that allows you to seek removal of records related to an arrest or criminal charge that did not result in a conviction. Under Texas law, expunction is not a right, but a privilege conferred by statute and granted at the discretion of a judge. And unlike a criminal trial, […]

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An Increasing Number Choosing Jail Time over Probation in Texas

October 8th, 2010 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

For many criminal defendants, the possibility of time in jail is a terrifying prospect: the loss of freedom, coupled with the poor conditions in many facilities, is a harsh enough penalty that they are willing to do almost anything to avoid it. However, an increasing number of criminal defendants in Texas are choosing to serve […]

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