Deandra M. Grant, Attorney
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Eligibility for a Petition for Non-Disclosure

Law Offices of Deandra M. Grant PC
1700 Alma Drive, Suite 227
Plano, Texas  75075
(972) 943-8500  OFFICE
(972) 943-8004  FAX
www.deandragrant.com
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At the end of a successfully completed deferred adjudication probation, the Judge signs a No Finding of Guilt Order.  That's the good news.  The bad news is that the offense will continue to show up on background checks unless you obtain an Order of Non-Disclosure.

Are you eligible?  That depends on the crime and your actions since the probation ended.

Is there a waiting period?  The Texas Legislature has reduced the 10 year waiting period to a 5 YEAR WAITING PERIOD from the date your NFOG Order was entered for eligible felony offenses.  There is a 2 YEAR WAITING PERIOD (previously 5 years) for certain misdemeanor offenses and NO WAITING PERIOD for others.

If you think you may be eligible, please call us.  During your FREE CONSULTATION, we will analyze your particular case and let you know:

  • if you are eligible to file,
  • whether there is a waiting period for your offense, and
  • whether you have satisfied the waiting period, if any.

Examples of crimes where a Non-Disclosure can be filed immediately:

  • Criminal trespass
  • Failure to ID
  • Gambling
  • Evading arrest
  • Public Intoxication
  • Burglary of a coin operated machine
  • Obscenity
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Misdemeanor theft

Examples of crimes that require a 2 year waiting period:

  • Public lewdness/indecent exposure
  • Asault (non-family violence)
  • Deadly conduct (no firearm)
  • Terroristic threat (misdemeanor)
  • Bigamy
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Obstruction of a highway
  • Interference with a 911 call
  • Dog fighting
  • Unlawfully carrying a weapon

Examples of crimes that are NEVER ELIGIBLE for a Non-Disclosure:

  • Any offense requiring sex offender registration
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Capital murder
  • Injury to a child/elderly or disabled person
  • Endangering or abandoning a child
  • Violation of a protective order
  • Stalking
  • Any case involving a finding of family violence

All other felonies have a 5 year waiting period.

You must have had no offenses during the waiting period except Transportation Code offenses that are punished by fine only (speeding, etc.)!

We file Petitions for Non-Disclosure and Expunctions in the following Texas Counties:  Dallas, Denton and Collin. 
Call (972) 943-8500

Harris & Ft. Bend County expunctions:  Call Joan Cain (281) 980-3092
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