What is a sealing case?

What is a sealing case?

It is possible for a person to have records of a criminal case sealed, meaning that no one may view the contents of his or her file without a court order. It is also possible, through a process known as expungement, for a person to have the criminal file removed from the public record entirely.

What’s the difference between sealing and expunging a record?

Expungement and sealing are two different options that remove records from public view. Expungement erases the record so that it’s like it never happened. Sealing means that it is just hidden from most of the public’s view, but certain agencies and employers can still see it.

Is expunging your record worth it?

In a Nutshell: Expungement has legitimate value for employment purposes and recently, due to recent new laws, in professional licensing. However, expungement does not erase, delete, remove or, like a sponge cleaning up a spilled drink, restore one’s record to appear like nothing happened.

How much does it cost to seal your record in Texas?

How much will an expungement cost in Texas? Generally, expunctions cost around $600 just in filing fees and service of process costs. Your legal fees can easily exceed $3,000. However, you can expunge more than one arrest at the same time in a single petition, assuming the arrests are each eligible.