Prosecutors might be able to try a Dallas lawyer — who allegedly made false statements on a petition for expunction of arrest records — for tampering with a governmental record, as a result of a recent decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

In a unanimous decision, the CCA held March 22 in State v. Vasilas that the petition for expunction that solo James Vasilas filed for a client is a “governmental record” under �37.01 of the Penal Code.

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