Did you know that, if you have been convicted of a crime in Texas, including a Class C Misdemeanor, that conviction is a part of the public record. That means that anyone can gain access to that record via a background check, from a prospective employer or landlord to student aid officials at a college or university. You may also be required to disclose the criminal record when applying for a professional license. All of that can be avoided if you successfully expunge your record or have your records sealed. In addition, you may then be able to truthfully tell someone that you have not been convicted of a crime.
What Is A Class C Misdemeanor in Texas
A Texas Class C misdemeanor is the least serious of all misdemeanors. There’s never any jail time associated with a Class C misdemeanor and the maximum fine is $500. Examples of criminal offenses that are charged as Class C misdemeanors include:
- Theft of an amount less than $50 in value
- Simple assault
- Disorderly conduct
- traffic tickets
In addition, certain alcohol-related crimes, such as minors in possession of alcoholic beverages and public intoxication are typically charged as Class C misdemeanors and may be expunged, even if there was a plea bargain. The same is true for many minor drug offenses.
You may be eligible to have your record expunged of your Texas Class C misdemeanor if you can show that you have completed all requirements of sentencing, and that you were not convicted of a felony during the five year period of time prior to your detention on the misdemeanor charge. In Texas, to have your Class C misdemeanor expunged, you must agree to and complete “deferred adjudication probation.”
Is My Texas Class C Misdemeanor Eligible for Expungement?
At the law office of Bailey & Galyen, we provide a free initial consultation to every client. To set up an appointment with an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney to see if you qualify to have your records sealed, contact us online or call us at 844-402-2992. We will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.