Finding an attorney online is a great way to hire an expert attorney at a very affordable price. ¬†Do not waste your money or what might be your only chance to clear your criminal record by hiring the wrong person. ¬† ¬†Always ask these three critical questions:
1. How long have the attorneys been licensed to practice law? Experience matters. ¬†Make sure to work only with a licensed attorney who has been practicing for at least 3 years.
2. ¬†What is your Better Business Bureau rating and how long have you been a member? Never settle for less than an A rating and less than 3 years of accreditation. ¬†Anyone can get an “A” rating for a few months. ¬†Keeping it for 3 or more years shows true professionalism. ¬†If they do not have a BBB rating, move on.
3. Do you offer a money back guarantee? Do not settle for anything less than a 50% money back guarantee. ¬†A money back guarantee reduces the chance your attorney stops caring about the case after you pay.
RecordGone.com provides a free online eligibility test where you can easily check if you qualify for this service.
Clearing your criminal record is a great investment in yourself and your future. ¬† Protect yourself and your investment by asking those three questions.
Here are some other questions you may want to ask:
How many expungement cases have you had granted?¬†The highest number usually indicates the strongest track record of success.
Does the price quoted include all costs?¬†Most attorneys who offer expungement do so on a flat-fee. ¬†Asking ahead of time will reduce unwanted surprises.
Getting the right attorney can be the difference between success and failure. ¬†Be smart and ask questions.
Do not take legal advice from these companies:
|Company Name||Website(s)||BBB Rating 2009|
|Records Removal Services||recordsremoval.com
|Expungement Assistance Services||clearmyrecord.com or¬†shredmyrecord.com||D-|
|American Pardon Services||www.americanpardons.com||N/A|
WARNING! People trying to clear their record too often get scammed by using a non-attorney to expunge or seal their record. Do not waste your money, give your confidential information, or blow what may be your only chance to clear your record by using anyone other than a licensed attorney. We have compiled a list of non-attorney websites you should avoid at all cost. Make sure you visit¬†our page on avoiding scams before paying anyone.
Still have questions? Ask qualified Texas attorneys in our expungement and record clearing forums.
If you were convicted and served time in state prison, your only option is a pardon from the Texas governor. The form can be downloaded for free through the Texas government website, by clicking here.
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