Expunging and Sealing Criminal Records and Background Checks in the State of Texas

Joseph Hoelscher
Joseph Hoelscher | Managing Attorney, Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda PLLC.

An award-winning attorney with experience in over 100 trials, both civil and criminal, as well as high-profile and complex cases. Previous cases have featured in national media including “America’s Most Wanted,” “Dateline NBC”, People Magazine, and National Public Radio.

On-Demand: March 25, 2022

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Program Summary

In the first Session, attorneys will learn about when their clients are eligible for Orders of Non-Disclosure of criminal charges, the process to obtain non-disclosure of various offenses, and various circumstances in which non-disclosure will not prevent collateral consequences for their clients, such as immigration consequences and security clearances. Participants will learn about non-disclosure in particular situations, such as DWIs, deferred adjudication, first-time offenders, and after judicial clemency. Ethical issues in client communication regarding seals and non-disclosure will be covered throughout the class.

In the second session, attorneys will learn about expunctions in Texas, including how to establish eligibility, the practice of expunging records, and remedies for when expunctions can go wrong, as well as methods for confirming third party compliance with expunction orders. The course will cover these topics within different contexts, such as Class C misdemeanors, Department of Family and Protective Services investigations, and expedited procedures after Not Guilty verdicts. Forms and checklists will be provided.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Determining whether clients are eligible for an order for non-disclosure or expunction
  • The practice of obtaining non-disclosure and expungement
  • Exceptions to general practice and collateral consequences

Date / Time: March 25, 2022

  • 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific

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Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program "live" in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for "live" CLE credit.

On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are viewable for up to one year.

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Joseph Hoelscher_myLawCLEJoseph Hoelscher | Managing Attorney, Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda PLLC.

An award-winning attorney with experience in over 100 trials, both civil and criminal, as well as high-profile and complex cases. Previous cases have featured in national media including “America’s Most Wanted,” “Dateline NBC”, People Magazine, and National Public Radio. Legal news commentator featured in outlets such as Rolling Stone Magazine, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, and the ABA Journal. Published legal author. Principle practice areas are Child Welfare/Child Protective Services cases, felony Child Abuse, and Intoxication Offenses. Managing attorney of HGC Law in San Antonio, Texas, a boutique firm dedicated to representing clients with concurrent litigation in criminal, civil, family, and children’s courts.

Agenda

I. Determining whether clients are eligible for an order for non-disclosure or expunction | 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
II. Exceptions to general practice and collateral consequences | 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Break | 3:00 pm – 3:10 pm

III. The practice of obtaining non-disclosure and expungement | 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm