How to Seal Your Texas Criminal Record

Expungement of Arrests that did not Lead to Conviction or Deferred Adjudication

If your case was dismissed, you are eligible to have your record expunged. After expungement, the release, dissemination, or use of your expunged records by any agency is prohibited. You may deny the occurrence of the arrest and expunction order after expungement except while be questioned under oath. If you were found guilty, plead guilty or plead no contest to an offense other than a class "C" misdemeanor, it is not eligible for expungement. To have your Texas record sealed or expunged, we recommend the leading record sealing law firm, RecordGone.com 877-573-7273

Expungement of Class "C" Misdemeanors that Resulted in Deferred Adjudication

If you received deferred adjudication of a class "C" misdemeanor and completed your community supervision, you may be eligible to have your conviction expunged. After expungement, the release, dissemination, or use of your expunged records by any agency is prohibited. You may deny the occurrence of the arrest and expunction order after expungement except while be questioned under oath. If you were found guilty, plead guilty or plead no contest to an offense other than a class "C" misdemeanor, it is not eligible for expungement.

Order for Non-Disclosure

Texas Government Code Section 411.081 allows an individual who has successfully completed deferred adjudication community supervision to petition the court that placed the individual on probation for an order of nondisclosure. An order of nondisclosure prohibits criminal justice agencies from disclosing to the public criminal history record information related to an offense.
Criminal history record information subject to an order of nondisclosure is excepted from required disclosure under the Public Information Act. Criminal justice agencies are permitted to release criminal history record information subject to an order of nondisclosure to criminal justice agencies, authorized non-criminal justice agencies and the individual who is the subject of the criminal history record information.

Setting Aside a Texas Conviction

If you were convicted in Texas and completed probation without any prison time, you may be eligible to have your conviction set aside and eventually have the case dismissed. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure allows a judge to dismiss the case for a person who has successfully completed the terms of their probation.