Client Story: Criminal Records Expunction Increases Employment Opportunities

Soon-to-be college graduate wished to seal a misdemeanor charge that could have severely limited her career opportunities.

To Whom May Be Concerned:

My name is Trina and I am 27 with two handsome boys. I was in my last semester in college when I reached out to Texas Legal Services Center.


Getting my background expunged was something I always wanted to do, I just didn’t have the money to hire a lawyer and pay for the cost to get it removed. One night I was up just thinking about my future and career, and I didn’t want my record to hinder me from getting the job that I dreamed of. I googled my local courthouse and somehow it led me to tlsc.org.


I scrolled through the website and saw that I could be eligible to get my record expunged or obtain an order of nondisclosure.


With the help of Texas Legal Services Center, I can put the past behind me and move forward with my career.

I called the next morning and spoke with a TLSC attorney. She asked questions and was very helpful. When we ended the conversation, she emailed me the steps right away, and I went to the courthouse the next day to get the information they needed to help with my case. I scanned everything in right away back to her, and she worked up my case in a very timely manner. Everything took a little over a month. The judge approved – now I’m just waiting for my record to get sealed.

For many years my record has hindered me, but with the help of Texas Legal Services Center, I can put the past behind me and move forward with my career. I would like to say thank you again for your speedy and courteous service. I would like to give a special thanks to the people that donate money for these services so they may be no cost to those who aren’t able to pay for them.




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