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In certain cases, the expunction of one's criminal history record may be available. An expunction order from a judge requires those persons, agencies, and entities that have any record of a particular case to destroy those records. Expunctions are available in the following circumstances: A person is arrested, but not officially charged with an offense for which they were arrested; a person is arrested and charged, but then the case was dismissed; a person is arrested and charged, but is found not guilty by trial. Also, if a guilty trial verdict is overturned later on appeal or if the governor of the state of Texas pardons a person, they would be eligible for expunction. There are exceptions and waiting periods depending on the particular case. Consult with your attorney to determine exactly what remedies are available to you.
In certain circumstances, depending on how someone's case is disposed of, there are ways that a person's criminal history record can be sealed. Non-disclosure applies only to cases that were disposed of by deferred adjudication. This does not include straight probation. There are some waiting periods and also some exceptions to the right to have a record sealed, and they are complicated. Be sure to discuss your particular case with your attorney to determine whether you have an option and what that option is.
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