When it comes to having a clean record, for some this is a bit more difficult than others. Keeping a clean record can however mean the difference between getting the jobs that you want. Having a less than perfect criminal record may also cause you to missing out on opportunities, such as relationships or renting an apartment or house. That being said, you should take the time to learn about how to deal with a charge like marijuana possession and how you can go about getting it expunged from your record.
For those wondering if a marijuana possession can be expunged or removed from your record, the answer is yes. Of course it depends on exactly what you were charged with and the specifics of your situation. It’s important to keep in mind that not every type of criminal charge can always be expunged. Under Texas law, certain criminal convictions can be marked as nondisclosed but cannot be expunged. Your first step is to hire a good criminal defense lawyer like the team at Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC.
These attorneys know the ins and outs of Texas marijuana laws and will take the time to review your situation and your options. They can help you understand if Expungement is possible for you. They also have the experience and expertise to help move things forward as quickly as possible.
Getting marijuana possession charges expunged can be fairly straightforward depending on the specifics of your case. If you simply are in possession of marijuana and you did not have a large amount in your possession, expungement is certainly possible. Under two ounces is generally the amount that most people are arrested with in their possession so it is easy to remove this type of charge if you have that amount or less.
In most cases, the court will mandate a diversionary course to help make sure that you are not likely to offend again in this manner. After the program is completed with no other issues and no other charges, you can file for an expungement. If you are not able to get a diversionary program or have your possession of marijuana reduced to a class c ticket you could be entitled to a non-disclosure as opposed to an expunction.
If you have other drugs in your possession when you are caught with marijuana you may have a bigger issue when it comes to getting your record cleaned. The entire process moves much faster and smoother when you have the help of an attorney to talk you through the process and to help you determine what course of action is going to work best for you and for your particular charge.