The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free expunction and non-disclosure clinic for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the West Dallas Multi-Purpose Community Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road.
Volunteer attorneys will answer questions on expunction and non-disclosure orders and provide free legal assistance to low-income Dallas County residents. Texas law allows individuals to permanently remove or expunge information about an arrest, charge, or conviction from their permanent records in certain circumstances. If a person does not qualify for an expunction, he or she may qualify for a non-disclosure order. The order does not destroy all record of the offense, but limits the accessibility of the records.
Expunction clinics are held monthly on every third Tuesday. If residents need assistance before or after a clinic, they can attend one of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s other legal clinics.