My question involves expungements or pardons for the state of: TEXAS
I am in the dark... so dark that I had no idea there where actually "classes" placed on misdemeanors. I was arrested on a Friday night at the Border Patrol for possession of meth. - .00001 lb? Really tiny amount. I spent the weekend in Hudspeth County Jail and was out on Monday after posting bail. Six months later it had been pre-arranged through a lawyer that the felony charges would be reduced to a class A misd, I'd pay a fine, no probation. I thought my troubles were over. But in seeking employment, I'm seeing clearly my troubles won't ever be over until I figure out how to get my record clean.
I had a clean record up until that moment and have had clean record since. I NEED TO SUPPORT MY FAMILY! What should I do? How much is it likely going to cost me? What is the quickest route?
I have had really really crappy luck with lawyers and can't afford to make any bad choices right now. I know the profession needs to eat too, but there seems to be soooooo many options listed on the internet.
I have potential employers running background checks as we speak. I was not honest on the applications in respect to this because I have been turned away when I did. I needed them to at lease let me apply. It's ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO FIND EMPLOYMENT!