Skip to Content
Defending Rights. Fighting Injustice. Start Your Defense

San Antonio Expunction Lawyer

Clearing Criminal Records in Texas

Criminal records from your past can have extensive negative effects on your livelihood. Most jobs use criminal background checks to assist with making hiring decisions, making it difficult to move forward and rebuild your life.

Fortunately, there is a remedy for this. Expunging your records can help you leave the past behind, as though the charges had never happened. As a San Antonio criminal defense attorney, I have the credentials, the proven record of success, and nearly 15 years of experience to help you.

What Is an Expunction?

Expunction refers to the legal process of erasing or sealing a person's criminal record. This process allows individuals who meet certain eligibility criteria to have their criminal records cleared, effectively removing them from public view. Expunction in San Antonio, as in other jurisdictions, is typically available for cases where the charges were dismissed, the person was acquitted, or certain misdemeanor offenses that meet specific criteria.

Eligibility requirements and the specific procedures for expunction in San Antonio are governed by Texas state law and can vary depending on the nature of the offense and other factors. It's important to consult with a legal professional familiar with Texas law to determine if you qualify for expunction in San Antonio. If you have questions about your rights and optimization don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm today and schedule an initial consultation.

The Right to Expunction

Getting your past criminal records expunged can help you recharge and give you the right foundation to begin a new life. The right to expunction is upheld under Article 55.01 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. If you have been acquitted by a trial, pardoned, or your case dismissed, you may be eligible. Many prior juvenile cases can also be expunged. However, not everyone who has a criminal record may be eligible for an Expunction.

Some important notes about expunctions:

  • If you were acquitted in a trial by a jury or judge, you are eligible for an Expunction.
  • There is a minimum 6-month waiting period (and may last up to several years) before you are eligible to expunge prior criminal offenses.
  • The exception to the above is if a prosecutor dismissed the case for lack of probable cause, false information, or mistake at the time of arrest.
  • If you were convicted of a crime and sent to jail, prison, or probation, then you may not be eligible for Expunction.
  • You may be eligible for a non-disclosure if your case was not dismissed or you were not acquitted by a jury.

An expunction suit is filed in a civil district court in San Antonio, Texas, separate from the criminal action, requiring separate filing fees to be paid to the court. An expunction is a court order to the world to destroy any record of the arrest or the criminal case that they have in their possession. Once the judge signs the expunction order, the order is sent certified mail to any government agency you believe may be in possession of your criminal record.

Ready to Move Forward? Call Me!

Because of the confusing nature of expunctions, it is important that you contact an attorney to evaluate your case. Remember, if you are eligible for an Expunction and are successfully granted one by a judge, you can legally deny the arrest or the criminal offense. The Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC has a stronger roadmap to protect your rights compared to what most local San Antonio criminal defense lawyers charge for these services.

If you feel that you have a case where you may be eligible for expunction, please contact our law office as soon as possible.

Real Results

I Have Successfully Defended Thousands of Cases
  • Reduced Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Deferred Aggravated Robbery
  • Rejected Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
  • Dismissed Assault
  • Dismissed Assault - Family Violence
Tell Me About Your Case Reach Out Today for a Free Case Evaluation
  • “I would highly recommend him if ever you need an attorney.”
    I contacted Mr. Ambrosino about an issue we were having about two months ago. He was very responsive and always easy to communicate with. If ever I had a question during the process, he was quick to respond with an answer. He was kind enough to even email me while on vacation with his own family which showed he truly cares about his clients. Mr. Ambrosino took the time to educate me on the current laws and the court process. He sent me all the court filings and paperwork for my own files and always kept me up to date. In the end we received the outcome we were hoping for and I attribute that to Mr. Ambrosino’s hard work and knowledge. I would highly recommend him if ever you need an attorney. Thank you for your help Mr. Ambrosino.
    - C. S.
  • “His great reputation is very well deserved.”
    Rob was incredibly helpful with my case needs, and provided the exact outcome I was hoping for. He was professional and attentive throughout the entire process. Rob was very quick and timely with all of the efforts and actions. He kept me informed and updated about every aspect of the proceedings. I highly recommend Rob for his fantastic work. Besides his professional work, he was patient, understanding, and sensitive to my situation. His great reputation is very well deserved.
    - A M.
  • “Amazing lawyer, my first experience having a lawyer and he made it worth it”
    Wouldn't have had anyone else by my side. Amazing lawyer, my first experience having a lawyer and he made it worth it. Doesn't charge a lot and his work is accurate and promising! Thanks again.
    - Cass T.
  • “Mr. Roberto Ambrosino is an amazing lawyer!!!”
    Mr. Roberto Ambrosino is an amazing lawyer!!! I can not speak highly enough he is quick, efficient, and professional! I did everything online, through mail, and the phone. He kept in touch about every aspect of my case. After I sent documents and made a payment he approached the judge soon after and my case was closed. I am extremely pleased with his services. I highly recommend him. Now a few years later I reached out to him again regarding obtaining documents and again he is very communicative and on top of everything. I am a very satisfied customer.
    - Kasia S.
  • “If anything should arise in the future I will definitely be back to see him!!”
    Mr. Ambrosino is Amazing he answered calls at any time I had a question! Very informative with me about my case, even though I was very doubtful he continued to brighten my spirits and with all his hard work and continued push threw he got my case dismissed. If anything should arise in the future I will definitely be back to see him!!
    - Amanda S.
  • “Mr. Ambrosino is a true professional. He truly delivers on his word.”
    Mr. Ambrosino is a true professional. He truly delivers on his word. When the prosecutor pushed back to prevent my acceptance into the PreTrial Diversions Program, Mr. Ambrosino fought back and earned my acceptance into PTD. Once I am done with PTD, he will be expunging my charge so that my record is clean for graduate school. Thank you Mr. Ambrosino.
    - Jesse B.
  • “Great attorney if you find yourself needing one.”
    Great experience. Very professional, fast with getting back to you with your questions. Great attorney if you find yourself needing one.
    - Alfonso C.
  • “He was able to get my case dismissed when all other lawyers told me that it would be impossible.”
    Mr. Ambrosino is an amazing lawyer. He is very matter of fact and to the point. He was able to get my case dismissed when all other lawyers told me that it would be impossible. I never felt like he gave me the run around with my case. He was always available to answer any questions I had. I would definitely hire him again.
    - Lucy V.