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If you have been convicted of a crime, it will go onto your criminal record. Having a criminal record can negatively impact your future opportunities as potential employers and educational institutions can view your record; however, there are actions you can take in order to expunge your record. Once your record has successfully been cleared, you will not be required to disclose prior convictions or arrests on applications for housing, employment and more. Generally, when a potential employer, institution or school runs a background check, the expunged record will not appear. To find out if you are eligible for expungement, contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm for a free consultation. Our Austin expungement attorney will go the extra mile in order to secure a brighter future for you. Call (512) 359-3743 to learn more.

  • Jarrod L. Smith


    Jarrod Smith is a native Texan, and an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who cares and fights hard for his clients. Jarrod, along with his law partner, Brad Vinson, founded Smith & Vinson Law Firm with the idea of helping accused citizens successfully navigate their way through the complicated criminal justice system.

    Jarrod completed his undergraduate education at the University of Houston, majoring in Criminal Justice, and graduating with high honors. He went on to attend law school at the South Texas College of Law Houston. Jarrod excelled academically, graduating in the top 20% of his class.

    While in law school, he founded the STCL Criminal Law Society, and was a member of the prestigious South Texas Law Review. Jarrod also excelled in the courtroom. He completed courses in criminal trial advocacy and mock trial, finishing 1st place, with Brad Vinson, in the Garland Walker Mock Trial competition.

    Jarrod is a former assistant district attorney at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, he has interned with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, and the Harris County Public Defender’s Office. Jarrod also has experience on the federal side of the criminal justice system, as a former law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office. These experiences provide him with a variety of practical experience on both the state and federal, prosecution and defense side.

  • Brad Vinson


    Attorney Brad Vinson is an honest, hard working attorney who cares about giving his clients the best possible representation.

    Mr. Brad Vinson completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee, majoring in communication. During his time at South Texas College of Law Houston, he also completed coursework in criminal trial advocacy and mock trial, finishing 1st place, along with Jarrod Smith, in the annual Garland Walker Mock Trial competition.

    Mr. Vinson went on to compete in a variety of mock trial events. He was named Summer Trial Academy Best Advocate Overall. He then traveled to New York to compete in a national tournament as a varsity advocate in South Texas College of Law Houston’s nationally ranked mock trial team.

    When you work with Attorney Vinson, you are not just hiring someone to handle your case, but an attorney that will put you and your legal needs first

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  • “He listened to me and I felt that he cared about my case.”


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  • Bold and fearless defense is what we are known for.

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How Do I File For Expungement?

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we understand how tedious, intimidating, and complex legal procedures can be. If you have been convicted of a criminal offense and are seeking to clear your record, talk to an attorney from our law firm. We can help you properly file the necessary paperwork. In order for a judge to seal your criminal record, you will be required to complete these steps.

  • Secure a copy of the Judgement Order.
  • Complete all expungement forms.
  • Make copies of all paperwork.
  • Notarize your “Poverty Affidavit.”
  • Turn all forms into the Clerk’s office.
  • Attend your court hearing.

Get Your Questions Answered

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Can I Seal My Criminal Record?


    Your record cannot be expunged if you have been found guilty of any of the following criminal offenses: a drivers’ license violation, a first-degree felony, a second-degree felony, a first-degree misdemeanor committed against a minor, or a bail forfeiture in a traffic case.

  • Why Should I Pursue Expungement?


    Many employment, apartment and license applications require the applicant to state whether or not they have been convicted of a criminal offense. When the answer is yes, the chances of your application being rejected are high. Pursuing expungement will increase your chances of securing future employment.

  • Do I Need To Hire An Expungement Attorney?


    Due to the sensitive and complex nature of record-sealing matters, we advise you to enlist our assistance. We can ensure all your paperwork is properly completed and presented in a timely manner. With our team on your side, you will increase your chances of success.

What Are the Benefits of Expungement?

  • It will open up career opportunities.
  • It will be easier to acquire professional state licenses.
  • It will help with future housing.
  • You can join professional organizations.
  • You will have better luck with loans.
  • You will have an easier time adopting.
  • If an immigrant, you will be able to pursue citizenship.
  • You may have better luck with promotions.
  • You may have gun rights restored.
  • You can have peace of mind.

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