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Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Hosts Free Expunction Clinic

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Hosts Free Expunction Clinic

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By Dallas Post Tribune Staff

DALLAS, TEXAS—The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold a free Expunction & Non-Disclosure Clinic for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines on Tuesday, April 19, 4:30 p.m. at the West Dallas Multi-Purpose Community Center (2828 Fish Trap Rd., Dallas, TX 75212).

Who may be eligible for an expunction?

  • A person who was arrested, prosecuted, and later acquitted.
  • A person who was convicted and subsequently pardoned.
  • A person who has been released and the charge did NOT result in a final conviction, is no longer pending, and there was NO court-ordered community supervision (unless the offense was a Class C misdemeanor).
  • Some juvenile offenses with specific requirements.

Who may be eligible for a non-disclosure?

  • A person who has completed a deferred adjudication on a misdemeanor and the case has been discharged and dismissed at least 2 years prior to filing for non-disclosure (some misdemeanors can be filed immediately after discharge and dismissal).
  • A person who has completed a deferred adjudication on a felony and the case has been discharged and dismissed at least 5 years prior to filing for non-disclosure.

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