What are the steps for getting a deferred adjudication felony aggravated theft expunged once all of the terms of probation are completed?

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What are the steps for getting a deferred adjudication felony aggravated theft expunged once all of the terms of probation are completed?

I am in Texas.

Asked on August 31, 2015 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If you were on deferred, you won't be able to get an expunction... but you can still make an application of non-disclosure which has the same effect when it comes to public disclosure.
It's not a very complicated process-- it basically involves the filing of a motion, getting it set for a hearing, and then showing a judge that you successfully completed your probation.  You can file these motions yourself or hire an attorney to represent you.  You can also hire an attorney to just draft the forms, but not represent you--instead, you would be responsible for all of the follow through.  You can also draft your own forms and represent yourself.  If you go to the court of appeals website and look under the forms tab, it will include sample forms for you to use.


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