I have a 28 year old friend who was taken to court for bouncing about 4 checks while living in Texas. He was about 19 or 20 years old when this occurred. He made good on the checks and was told he had a deferred adjudication. I am unsure what this means. He now lives in Ohio and has found that a record exists regarding this matter after applying for a job here. He was given a number to call in Texas. The person told him in order to get this taken care of he would need to apply for an expungement. My question is does he need to hire an attorney in Texas even though he lives in Ohio, or can any lawyer handle this? We spoke with an Ohio attorney who offered to take the matter as far as finding a Texas lawyer to handle the matter for $500. That seemed a bit pricey to us. The Ohio attorney also indicated that my friend might have to go to Texas to take care of this. Do you know if that is necessary? Thank you for your expertise in this matter.