Anyone with access to the internet can look up your criminal history with just a few clicks of a mouse. That has huge ramifications for all Texas residents. It is vital to know what is in your criminal record and, where appropriate, act to clean up that record.
An Order of Nondisclosure prevents a clerk of the court from disclosing the presence of an offense to others—usually for background checks. Unlike an expungement, these offenses technically stay on your record but are hidden from certain parties.
The bottom line is that an expungement is a bit more potent than an order of nondisclosure; however both can be incredibly helpful. Different rules dictate what is available in your specific case. Contact us for your free case evaluation to see if you are eligible for a nondisclosure.