Sealing a Juvenile Record in Texas
A criminal conviction can pose significant challenges for a minor in the future. The record can create problems with obtaining a job, getting into college, being approved for scholarships or loans, and many other matters. If the juvenile record is legally sealed, it is as if there was never a criminal issue in the past, and you can lawfully answer “no” to questions asking about criminal convictions.
Having an experienced criminal defense attorney can greatly increase the chance for success in juvenile expungement hearings. At the Shapiro Law Firm, in Plano, Texas, we have extensive experience helping clients protect their future by getting their criminal record expunged (sealed).
Please call the Shapiro Law Firm at 972-468-0716 to learn how we can help.
Process for Sealing a Juvenile Record
- File application to seal juvenile files and records
- Serve application on all agencies involved in the case
- Hearing on sealing the juvenile record
- Court order to seal record
Our attorneys have lived in the Collin County community for over 40 years and have helped families overcome the challenges when a minor gets in trouble with the law. In addition to our skilled juvenile crime defense representation, we guide clients through the process of having a juvenile record sealed when the minor is eligible for expungement.
Generally, juvenile records can be sealed if at least two years have lapsed since the case and there has not been any criminal involvement in crimes of moral turpitude (felonies or misdemeanors) during that time. However, as experienced criminal defense lawyers, we know Texas laws and can explain your rights under the law. We can carefully examine your situation and help you determine if you are eligible to have your juvenile record sealed.
Contact Our Firm
If you have questions about your rights or would like to talk to an experienced attorney about sealing your child’s juvenile record, please contact the Shapiro Law Firm in Plano, Texas, today by calling 972-468-0716. We are dedicated to providing quality representation to clients from throughout Dallas, Denton and the Collin County area.