Can I expunge my Record?
UPDATED: Sep 30, 2022
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Can I expunge my Record?
Hello. I’m a 23 yr old male living in Texas.
My question is can I clear my criminal
records if I only have one felony.
I was charged with Burglary of A Building in
2010 and was given 4 yrs probation. I had
some misdemeanors in 2014 that caused me
violate it and was put in jail. I only did 8
months in County and never saw State jail and
was released in October 2014. I have since
never been arrested and or even questioned by
the police. Since this is the Only Felony I
have and ive been Out of Trouble for Quite
some time. Can I have this taken off my
Record so I don’t have to put it down on Job
applications and Etc? Any Info would be
Appreciated. Thank You.
Asked on February 20, 2017 under Criminal Law, Texas
B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
If it was a regular probation, also called a strait probation, you can not clear your record. However, if it was a deferred probation, then you can seek an order of non-disclosure. This is where law enforcement gets to keep the information, but the general public (Including employers) are not allowed to see the information. you do not qualify for an expunction which gets it completely off your record, however, the non-disclosure is usually sufficient to get you some relief. If the non-disclosure order is entered, then you can honestly answer that you have not been placed on probation for a felony offense.
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