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Criminal Defense & Expunctions Attorney in Houston, Texas

If you have recently been charged with a crime, everything you've worked for is now at risk. Your family, your freedom, and your future may all be in jeopardy. Don't leave your fate in the hands of the criminal justice system; allow a skilled attorney to fiercely fight for the justice you deserve.

Attorney LaKisha Ledbetter-Anderson has years of experience advocating for the rights of clients in both Houston, Texas, and Kansas City, Missouri. She is prepared to defend you against a variety of charges as well as assist you in the process of expunging your criminal record. Start your pursuit of justice today by scheduling a free 30-minute consultation with her at Ledbetter Anderson & Associates, LLC.

What is an Expunction?

Also known as an expungement, an expunction allows certain criminal convictions and charges to be cleared from your record after a set amount of time. An expunction can give you the opportunity to destroy your criminal record and restore your life.

Once your criminal record has been expunged, any past criminal activity will no longer appear when a potential employer or other third party conducts a background check. You will also not be required to disclose any expunged convictions when applying for a job or pursuing other opportunities.

Expunction Eligibility

In order to qualify for a criminal record expunction, you must meet certain requirements. While some eligibility factors differ based on the state or county in which your conviction occurred, most will take into account:

  • The amount of time that has passed since your arrest or conviction

  • The severity and nature of the event for which expungement is sought

  • The severity and nature of other events on your criminal record

  • Any arrests or convictions in other jurisdictions, not just your state or county

The best way to determine whether you qualify for an expunction is by speaking with an attorney. If you are ready to start your next chapter with a clear criminal record, contact Ledbetter Anderson & Associates, LLC.

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Common Criminal Charges in Texas

Crimes in the state of Texas are typically categorized into one of two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. While felonies are more serious, both can carry heavy and long-lasting consequences.


Depending on the nature of the criminal charge, your misdemeanor will be deemed either a Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanor. With Class A misdemeanors being the most serious, each class carries different penalties ranging from fines to potential jail time. Some examples of Texas misdemeanors include:

  • Petty theft

  • First offense DUI/DWI

  • Disorderly conduct

  • Drug possession

If you've been accused of a misdemeanor in Texas, a skilled criminal defense lawyer can work with you to seek a dismissal of charges. Reach out to Ledbetter Anderson & Associates, LLC to learn more about your options.


Typically reserved for violent charges, felonies involve some of the most damaging criminal offenses. Texas law categorizes felonies into five distinct types, each punishable by jail time. In order of severity, they are:

  • Capital felonies

  • First degree felonies

  • Second degree felonies

  • Third degree felonies

  • State jail felonies

No matter what degree of felony you've been charged with, you need a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney in your corner who knows how to fight on your behalf. Don't wait another minute to start defending your rights and pursuing the justice you deserve.

The attorney at Ledbetter Anderson & Associates, LLC is ready to answer your questions as you navigate the application process. Allow her to be your dedicated advocate as you seek to wipe your slate clean. Ledbetter Anderson & Associates, LLC works on behalf of clients in Houston, Texas, as well as those located in Kansas City, Missouri. Reach out today to request a free 30-minute consultation.

Criminal Defense & Expunctions Attorney in Houston, Texas

Attorney LaKisha Ledbetter-Anderson believes everyone deserves the opportunity for a second chance. If you were recently charged with a felony or misdemeanor, or if you're looking to have your criminal record expunged, discover how she can be your compassionate advocate as you navigate the justice system together.