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Abilene attorneys Blizzard and Zimmerman are co-sponsoring the first "Reentry Coalition Expunction Clinic in Abilene." This event is Friday, April 29, 2022, from 9 am until 4 pm. There will be two sessions that day one is in the morning and the second in the afternoon.

The Abilene Expunction Clinic will help people clear their name of (eligible) Texas criminal records through expunction or nondisclosure.

 

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The Abilene Expunction Clinic is a first for the Big Country. The expunction process allows you to remove and/or seal away certain items on your criminal or arrest record. This is a free clinic, except for court charges (some financial assistance may be available). Nonetheless, it's an opportunity to clear your name.

Expunction clinics like these have helped thousands of Texans clear up their past criminal records, and/or arrests. Allowing you to finally apply for, or get the kind of job you couldn't get because of a criminal glitch on your records.

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Don't worry, you will not be doing this alone because legal teams will be available to assist you in getting the proper documents ready and guide you through the correct filing process. The first step is finding out which Texas criminal records are eligible for expunction or nondisclosure.

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Some Blizzard and Zimmerman attorneys will be on hand, along with supervised law student volunteers that will be drafting the petitions for expunction. To find out if you meet the eligibility requirements, check the list below to make sure you qualify.

Are You Able to Clear Your Name, Criminal, and Arrest Record?

  • You may be eligible to participate in this clinic if you have criminal records in Texas and:
  • You were arrested but never formally charged in court.
  • The charges against you were ultimately dismissed.
  • You were acquitted/found not guilty at trial.
  • You completed a pretrial intervention or diversion program.
  • You have an unlawful carry of a weapon conviction.
  • You have a first misdemeanor conviction.
  • You successfully completed deferred adjudication community supervision. If you meet the requirements, then.
  • The first step is to obtain your DPS Criminal History Report ($25.53) at: bit.ly/identogo
  • If you need reimbursement for this cost or need help with the application please call Goodwill-West Texas at (325) 676-7925.
  • To submit your application for the clinic, please follow the instructions listed in this form: bit.ly/abileneexpunctionclinic
  • If you qualify, you will receive an email with further instructions and the "Statement of Understanding" to sign electronically. You MUST sign the Statement of Understanding to participate in the clinic.
    Source: Big Country Reentry Coalition, Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys

Good luck in cleaning up your past and be sure to share this info with family and friends, because everyone deserves a fresh start.

This event is co-sponsored by Big Country Reentry Coalition, Blizzard, and Zimmerman
Attorneys, Texas Center for Justice & Equality, Goodwill-West Texas, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, and the Texas Fair Defense Project.

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