The Harris County Law Library is excited to have received the 2016 edition of Expunction and Nondisclosure published by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. This new edition incorporates the many changes that the Texas Legislature made to the nondisclosure laws during the 2015 session. As a result of these changes, there are different requirements for offenses prior to September 1, 2015 and those after September 1, 2015. In addition, the author also documents modifications made to the expunction statute owing to expansions made through case law.
Expunction and Nondisclosure guides you through the process of evaluating whether you or your client is entitled to an expunction and if so, the steps to follow when applying for the expunction. With respect to nondisclosures, the author sets forth the requirements to petition the court for an order of nondisclosure for offenses prior to September 1, 2015 and highlights the new laws applicable to offenses after September 1, 2015. In addition, Ms. Westerfeld also provides the nuts and bolts of the nondisclosure application process. Be sure to look at the appendices as they contain the necessary forms for both expunctions and nondisclosures.
Written in understandable language, this book is useful for both attorneys and pro se litigants. If you’re interested in seeing what the changes are, simply come to the library and ask for Expunction and Nondisclosure at the front desk.