For drivers in Texas, there are numerous things to consider when they are stopped on suspicion of DWI offenses and arrested. While getting the charges dropped or an acquittal can save the person from facing jail time, fines, a driver's license suspension and other penalties that depend on the level of the offense, they will still have a criminal record.
Our firm understands that even the hint of a criminal past will poison the minds of some against the individual. Whether the charges were valid or not often doesn't make a difference. This is why, if possible, it's a smart decision to try and receive an expungement of record. For those unfamiliar with how an expungement of record works, very simply, it will either erase the record entirely or make the individual eligible to have non-disclosure. This will seal the record from the public. In an effort to make a prior arrest disappear, these can be highly effective to help a person's future. Having been sentenced to probation will exclude a person from being eligible for expungement.