San Antonio Expunction Lawyer

If you have been arrested for committing a crime, then you know how greatly your life can be affected in the time that follows; even if you weren't actually convicted. Simply having an arrest on your criminal record, regardless of the circumstances or the outcome, can hinder many aspects of your future. You do not have to be haunted by your past; record expungement may be available to you.

Having a clean record is extremely important. A criminal record may harm your future chances at employment, education, and housing, to name a few. Even if you were only arrested and not convicted of a crime, it can still show up on your record, which is reason enough to contact an attorney for help with the expunction process.

If you have a criminal offense on your record, you may not realize just how damaging this can be to your future. Even if the crime took place many years in the past, it can still come back to haunt you. Every detail from your case, including you arrest, charges, and sentencing, will be available to the public. As the internet has made this information easily accessible, the number of people who have access to your private affairs is staggering. A mistake in your past could affect your ability to get a job, housing, loans, or even college acceptance.

Expungement Enables You To:

  • Tell employers that you have not been convicted of a crime
  • Become eligible for student loans
  • Become eligible for housing assistance
  • Become eligible for professional licenses and certificates
  • Tell friends and family that you have not been convicted of a crime
  • You will have nothing to hide when someone does a background check on you

Record Sealing & Expunction

Record sealing is the process of sealing arrests and certain cases from your public record, only allowing law enforcement agencies and select licensing boards to view them. This is accomplished through a Petition for Non-Disclosure. Expunction, on the other hand, allows for the erasure of your entire criminal record as though it had never occurred—including all computer records and reports relating to your arrest and any charges that were pending against you in court. Expungement or sealing of your criminal record is only available to you if you qualify under the law. A qualified lawyer can review the circumstances of your case and inform you if you are eligible under Texas or federal law.

An experienced criminal defense attorney such as Tylden Shaeffer is able to completely assist in the process of sealing your arrest records, expunging your criminal record or sealing your juvenile record.

When you deal with Mr. Shaeffer, you work directly with him. This means that unlike websites that advertise cheap expunctions and pass you onto inexperienced attorneys, you’ll be working with decades of knowledge and experience. Trust your future and peace of mind to a board certified attorney.


Contact his San Antonio office today to discuss all matters involving your past criminal defense case.