Monthly Archives September 2017

Sealing a Texas DWI Conviction

Prior to the enactment of the new DWI non-disclosure law, a DWI conviction in Texas guaranteed the lifelong stigma of a permanent criminal record, regardless of whether the citizen had never been in trouble with the law before. Such drastic consequences are proof of the power of the MADD lobby, but such harsh laws led to the absurd result of 1st time offenders being labeled criminals for the rest of their lives. A criminal record affects a person’s employment, educational, and housing opportunities, and, therefore, their future socio-economic potential. Fortunately, in the most recent legislative session, lawmakers brought common sense
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