– Messina Madson, Dallas Morning News op-ed
In September 2018 a new law took effect that allows one-time, low-level convictions, such as DWIs, to be sealed from public view. The law, known as HB 3016, is retroactive and applies to offenses that may have occurred many years ago.
This New Law, in Conjunction with Previous Laws, Allows for Many Criminal Offenses to Be Sealed or Completely Erased from A Person’s Record.
HB 3016 was sent to the House when Madson Castello partners Messina Madson was First Assistant and Acting District Attorney and Kendall Castello was Chief Administrative Attorney for the Dallas District Attorney’s Office. As highest-ranking prosecutors in the DA’s office, we supported the bill and followed its progress through the legislative session.