How long does assault conviction stay on your record?

Asked on September 19, 2013 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Hello. The answer will depend upon your state's governing laws and rules. Be aware that often when records are removed due to expiration of a governing time frame, the actual removal of the records may not occur at the exact instant the time expires. Also, be aware that now, in 'the computer age', nearly all 'recent' criminal records are digitalized and even if a 'recent' record has been removed from the public record (e.g., due to the expiration of time, due to a court order to seal or to expunge), still a digitalized record (of a relatively 'recent' criminal record) nearly always will remain. (Of course, there are exceptions to the general principle.) When background checks are performed on individuals (e.g., in the job application process), those background checks may be performed by a variety of entities (various branches of government and a myriad of private businesses) and also may be performed with varying depths of research.  Please seek private attorney counsel for your personal needs. Know generally that: Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will speak initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in a limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

 

TRICIA DWYER, ESQ.

Tricia Dwyer, Esq & Associates PLLC

Phone: 612-296-9666

365 Days of the Year until 8 p.m. daily

dwyer.tricia@gmail.com

http://dwyerlawfirm.net

CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Hello. The answer will depend upon your state's governing laws and rules. Be aware that often when records are removed due to expiration of a governing time frame, the actual removal of the records may not occur at the exact instant the time expires. Also, be aware that now, in 'the computer age', nearly all 'recent' criminal records are digitalized and even if a 'recent' record has been removed from the public record (e.g., due to the expiration of time, due to a court order to seal or to expunge), still a digitalized record (of a relatively 'recent' criminal record) nearly always will remain. (Of course, there are exceptions to the general principle.) When background checks are performed on individuals (e.g., in the job application process), those background checks may be performed by a variety of entities (various branches of government and a myriad of private businesses) and also may be performed with varying depths of research.  Please seek private attorney counsel for your personal needs. Know generally that: Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will speak initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in a limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

 

TRICIA DWYER, ESQ.

Tricia Dwyer, Esq & Associates PLLC

Phone: 612-296-9666

365 Days of the Year until 8 p.m. daily

dwyer.tricia@gmail.com

http://dwyerlawfirm.net

CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW


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