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Former Chief Prosecutor. Former State District Court Judge.
Now Fighting for You.

Houston Expunction & Appeals Attorney

Helping Appeal Sentences & Clear Criminal Records

If you have been charged with a crime you did not commit, or if you have been unfairly sentenced, the consequences can be severe. It’s important to get help immediately for your appeal. At Turnbull Legal Group, our expunction and appeals attorneys have the resources, experience, and understanding to help you clear your name and get your life back. Because we are well-versed in all aspects of the criminal justice system, we understand what it takes to protect your future.

Call (800) 607-7556 to learn more about your options.

How the Appeals Process Works

While the well-known saying is “innocent until proven guilty,” fighting for that innocence can sometimes be difficult. In Texas, there are 14 appellate courts, each of which is appointed 3 judges whose duties are to review the conviction. Those who have been convicted of crimes must make an appeal within 30 days of their sentencing if their case is to be reviewed. After submitting the appeal, judges look over the records and make judgments on whether or not the proceedings were carried out appropriately. They can also make decisions about whether or not to uphold the sentence.

Expunging Your Record

Expungement, or expunction, is the process of removing from the public domain a criminal record. Once expunction is granted by a judge, the criminal record of that person is removed from public access.

It is possible to have your records expunged if:

  • Your conviction was overturned by a successful appeal
  • Your case was dismissed, or the charges against you were dropped
  • The jury at your trial returned a verdict of not guilty

It may also be possible to file for a non-disclosure, which limits a criminal record so that only certain government agencies can view it. By preventing non-government individuals from seeing your record, it can be much easier to maintain your reputation. As non-disclosures are only granted if the individual’s history is low-risk, hiring a skilled attorney is crucial to helping the court form the right impression.

Protect your name and your reputation. Speak with the attorneys at Turnbull Legal Group to learn more about the appeals and expunction process. Call (800) 607-7556 now.

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Experience Makes the Difference

  • Former Chief Prosecutor & District Court Judge
  • Over 25 Years in Practice
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  • A Team of Attorneys Dedicated to Your Case
  • Experienced Attorneys With Diverse Legal Backgrounds

Hear Directly From Our Clients

  • “He is intelligent, personable and professional at all times, and he has the respect of others in his profession.”


  • “Ned Turnbull is the only lawyer that I would use for the rest of my life! The man is VERY professional.”

    Jimmy Ray

  • “He strategically worked the case until both my daughter and her boyfriend received drug counseling and probation.”

    J. V.

  • “Due to his assiduous preparation of my case, he was able to negotiate a very hard to obtain resolution to my case. ”

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