When are criminal nondisclosures in Texas allowed? Attorney Benson Varghese answers this question in this short video.
Criminal nondisclosures in Texas are allowed under certain circumstances. That is generally when an offense that is a Class B misdemeanor or greater, including felony offenses, have been deferred and ultimately dismissed without a conviction. That is different from a case being dismissed without being placed on deferred. There is also, for felonies, a waiting period of five years that must pass after the case has been dismissed before you are eligible for a nondisclosure.
Benson Varghese is the founder and Managing Partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC. He is a prolific writer and has authored hundreds of articles about criminal law in Texas and at the Federal level. His articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Above the Law, and have been selected as Top Blogs by the State Bar of Texas. He was named the Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by the Tarrant County Bar Association. Benson led the firm to become one of the 500 fastest growing businesses in the United States by Inc 500 Magazine in 2018. In the same year, the firm was named the Best Law Firm in Fort Worth by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The lawyers at Varghese Summersett PLLC exclusively handle criminal defense matters.