My question involves expungements or pardons for the state of: Texas
Initially, I was charged with a Class A Misdemeanor (Family Assault) because I assaulted two of my family members, however my criminal record was spotless before.
I don't know how it happened, but my defense attorney accepted the plea from the prosecutor's office; agreeing to lower the Class A Misdemeanors charges to TWO class C Misdemeanors as well as apologize to the victim(s) in court.
I have several questions:
Is this a good or bad thing?
How will it show up in my records? (I heard you have to report it to your employers for up to ten years. Since I have two Class C Misdemeanors for Assault, does this mean I have to report it for twenty years, even in school?)
Will it stay there forever? Can I remove it?
How will it affect my life (consequences)? People with parking tickets get Class C Misdemeanors all the time, so I don't think it's a big deal.
I know it's just two Class C Misdemeanors--but that's it? What if it happens again and I touch (or threaten) the victim?