CRIMINAL DEFENSE & RECORD CLEANSING
As a former police officer and a criminal defense attorney, Andre D. Evans knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Combining his knowledge of the law and his experience patrolling the streets of Houston, Attorney Evans has a unique advantage when it comes to providing criminal defense.
His experience as a Houston Police Officer affords him a keen perspective to review your case and the confidence to take your case to trial.
Understanding the gravity of being charged with a crime and in order to maintain a manageable docket, we only represent criminal defendants on a select basis. This allows us to passionately and aggressively fight for every one of our clients, and we strive to meet–and exceed–their expectations. We also assist those who have previously been charged with a crime to remove or prevent the disclosure of their criminal history, to the extent allowed by law.
Expunction Of Criminal History Record Information & Related Issues
Expunctions, Chapter 55 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure contains provisions for the expunction of arrest records, court records and criminal history record information. The statute specifically details the requirements and procedures to properly expunge records in Texas. All individuals seeking an expunction of records are encouraged to obtain a copy of their criminal history maintained by the Department of Public Safety and to seek the advice of a licensed attorney to determine if they are eligible for the expunction of records.
Orders of Nondisclosure Texas Government Code Section 411.081 allows an individual who has successfully completed deferred adjudication community supervision to petition the court that placed the individual on probation for an order of nondisclosure. An order of nondisclosure prohibits criminal justice agencies from disclosing to the public criminal history record information related to an offense. Criminal history record information subject to an order of nondisclosure is excepted from required disclosure under the Public Information Act. Criminal justice agencies are permitted to release criminal history record information subject to an order of nondisclosure to criminal justice agencies, authorized noncriminal justice agencies and the individual who is the subject of the criminal history record information.