I am trying to find out how I can remove a criminal case that occured when I was 17, in 2005. The offense was forgery and I was given 4 years deferred adjudication probation. The court-appointed lawyer told me that the offense would not be on my record after completion of probation; that was completely false. I completed probation in 2009 and was told that I'd have to wait 5 years from that date to be able to file a petition of non-diclosure and that I was ineligible for expungement. I am a bright girl with a whole life ahead of me but this is ruining my life. My mother said that she did not press charges and I was wrongfully arrested. From the research I've done, I've found that I'm ineligible for expungement and nondisclosure so please help, what can I do?