The Bexar County Courts are located at:
San Antonio, TX 78205
For more information regarding what floor your court is located on, the name of your Judge or phone numbers for your court, click on Bexar County Courts.
If you are interested in following your case or confirming your next court date, you can locate your case by clicking on Bexar County Records and searching by Name, SID Number or Cause Number.
EXPUNCTION & NON-DISCLOSURE
Looking to get your case expunged or erased off your criminal record? Then do not be fooled! “Deferred Adjudication” dismissals do not qualify for expunctions.
“Expunction” is the term used to describe the process of getting your arrest erased off your criminal record. Not all cases qualify for expunction, generally speaking, your case must have been “DISMISSED,” or you have to have been “ACQUITTED,” or received a “PARDON” in order to qualify for an expunction. If you got your case dismissed, the arrest will continue to show up on your criminal record until you take the additional step necessary to get it expunged. The expunction process is completely separate from the criminal court process and requires a petition to be filed in a civil court rather than a criminal court. Expunctions can be complicated in that you have to know if you actually qualify, how to ask for it, where to file it, and who all you have to ask to erase the actual reference of the arrest. Soyars & Morgan Law Offices, P.C. routinely handles expunctions. CALL US TODAY TO DISCUSS WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP GET YOUR ARREST ERASED OFF YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD.
DEFERRED ADJUDICATION DISMISSALS
Most citizens would be surprised to learn that even once they successfully complete their deferred adjudication that the arrest and reference to the offense continue to show up on their criminal record. Deferred Adjudication dismissals will not be eligible for expunction unless the underlying offense was actually a Class C misdemeanor. SO BEWARE! Before you enter into a deferred adjudication plea agreement, make sure you are okay with always having the offense show up on your criminal record as “Dismissed” through deferred adjudication.
CLASS C DEFERRED ADJUDICATION DISMISSALS
Deferred Adjudication dismissals on a class C misdemeanor, however, are an exception to the general rule. If you successfully complete a class C deferred, we can help you apply for an expunction by filing a civil petition seeking that relief.
PRETRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Successful completion of the Pretrial Intervention Program is also a recognized exception to the general rule, permitting you to apply for an expunction in most instances as well.
Who Qualifies to See Non-Disclosed Offenses?
Listed below are the exceptions as to who can see information covered by a Non-Disclosure Order.
Texas Government Code § 411.081
A criminal justice agency may disclose criminal history record information that is the subject of the order only to other criminal justice agencies, for criminal justice or regulatory licensing purposes, an agency or entity listed in Subsection (i), or the person who is the subject of the order.
A criminal justice agency may disclose criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of nondisclosure to the following noncriminal justice agencies or entities only:
- the State Board for Educator Certification;
- a school district, charter school, private school, regional education service center, commercial transportation company, or education shared service arrangement;
- the Texas Medical Board;
- the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired;
- the Board of Law Examiners;
- the State Bar of Texas;
- a district court regarding a petition for name change under Subchapter B, Chapter 45, Family Code;
- the Texas School for the Deaf;
- the Department of Family and Protective Services;
- the Texas Youth Commission;
- the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services;
- the Department of State Health Services, a local mental health service, a local mental retardation authority, or a community center providing services to persons with mental illness or retardation;
- the Texas Private Security Board;
- a municipal or volunteer fire department;
- the Texas Board of Nursing;
- a safe house providing shelter to children in harmful situations;
- a public or nonprofit hospital or hospital district;
- the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission;
- the securities commissioner, the banking commissioner, the savings and mortgage lending commissioner, the consumer credit commissioner, or the credit union commissioner;
- the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy;
- the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation;
- the Health and Human Services Commission;
- the Department of Aging and Disability Services;
- the Texas Education Agency;
- the Guardianship Certification Board;
- a county clerk’s office in relation to a proceeding for the appointment of a guardian under Chapter XIII, Texas Probate Code;
- the Department of Information Resources but only regarding an employee, applicant for employment, contractor, subcontractor, intern, or volunteer who provides network security services under Chapter 2059 to:
(A) the Department of Information Resources; or
(B) a contractor or subcontractor of the Department of Information Resources;
- the Court Reporters Certification Board; and
- the Texas Department of Insurance.
At Soyars & Morgan Law our team of criminal defense attorneys will make sure that you get the attention you need and deserve to preserve your rights and freedoms. We are experienced criminal defense attorneys who have represented individuals who have been charged with violent crimes in San Antonio, Bexar County and the surrounding communities of South Texas. If you or someone you love has been charged with a violent crime, contact us to get the representation that your case deserves. We can help minimize the impact on your life by working for reduced or even dismissed charges. Do not speak with law enforcement officials about your situation until you have spoken with us.
3G OFFENSES & DEADLY WEAPONS
Offenses with Deadly Weapon findings alleged are considered 3G Offenses and the accused faces substantially harsher penalties including prison time from 5-99 years, not being able to get probation from a Judge, and if convicted and sent to prison, the accused must complete 50% of the prison term day for day (no credit for good behavior) before they become eligible for parole. With so much on the line, it is important that you call Soyars & Morgan Law and let us help protect you or your loved one from these very harsh penalties.
Bexar County Statistics indicate that each year over 117,000 new criminal offenses are reported for Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Theft and DWI’s resulting in approximately 20,000 criminal prosecutions per year in the Bexar County Courts. To handle this tremendous caseload, Bexar County maintains 13 criminal misdemeanor courts (“Bexar County Courts at Law”) and 10 criminal felony courts (“Bexar County District Courts”).
There are three basic ways of categorizing crimes of a serious nature: those causing harm against another person, those of a sexual nature and those against any kind of property. In order to be charged with a violent crime, the alleged offender has to be capable of committing the violent act and the intended victim must be fearful the individual is going to commit the act in the near future. Examples of violent crimes include but are not limited to the following: assault, battery, sexual assault, family violence battery, rape, and vehicular homicide.
Any crime that uses violence as a means to an end or as the objective will be charged as a violent offense. These crimes hold the highest level of penalties, including life in prison without possibility of parole, steep fines, and a lifelong, permanent criminal record. If you were arrested and charged with a violent crime, call us immediately to protect your future and defend your freedoms. Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys may be able to help you identify defenses to your violent crimes charge that can reduce your charges or result in a complete dismissal of your case. It is important to consult with an attorney who can help you determine whether a defense is applicable to your situation. A well qualified San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney will make sure that your case is properly studied, all the strategies evaluated, all the evidences intensively analyzed, justice is served, and that you are treated fairly.
No matter what specific violent crime you have been charged with, Soyars & Morgan Law will be on your side to ensure that your rights, your freedom and your reputation are preserved. If you have been arrested for a Violent crime or any criminal offense, assert your right to remain silent and contact a San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer. For a review of your legal rights, call now to schedule a consultation.
STANDING ORDERS IN FAMILY LAW CASES
When you file for a divorce or child custody, most courts have adopted their own set of Standing Orders that automatically become binding on the parties upon the filing of a case. A party that violates a court’s Standing Order can be held in contempt and even jailed if the Court finds the party violated the court’s Standing Order. It is extremely important that each party to the suit educate themselves on the rules with which they must comply during the pendency of the proceedings. Please find below the Standing Orders for several of the central Texas counties in which we work.
A Court can issue an exception to their Standing Orders on a case-by-case basis. In this regard, if you find that a provision of the Standing Order that applies to your case is unworkable or needs to be addressed, it is important that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can draft and file a motion requesting the Court to make an exception in your case.
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