Texas Criminal Record Resources

Adult Criminal Record


Arrest Only

If you have an adult criminal record involving an arrest only, Texas may allow the expungement/sealing of those adult criminal records.

You are entitled to the expungement of acquittals, dismissals, and arrests not leading to conviction, unless another offense for which you were convicted or remains to be prosecuted, or if you have been convicted of another crime within the previous 5 years.

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Conviction or Other Disposition

If you have an adult criminal record involving a conviction or other disposition,Texas may allow the expungement/sealing of those adult criminal records.

If you accepted deferred adjudication, you may be eligible to have your record sealed after a waiting period.  There is a 5 year waiting period for felonies.  Expunction of Class C misdemeanors is also available.

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Juvenile Criminal Record


Not Adjudicated

If you have a juvenile criminal record and you were not adjudicated,Texas may allow the expungement/sealing of those juvenile criminal records.

Texas provides for automatic restricted access to your juvenile record when you reach 21, so long as you have no subsequent convictions after age 17.  You may also petition to seal your juvenile record after a 2 to 5 year waiting period.

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Adjudicated

If you have a juvenile criminal record and you were adjudicated, Texas may allow the expungement/sealing of those juvenile criminal records.

Texas provides for automatic restricted access to your juvenile record when you reach 21, so long as you have no subsequent convictions after age 17.  You may also petition to seal your juvenile record after a 2 to 5 year waiting period.

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Pardon & Other Relief

If you are not eligible to have your Texas criminal record expunged/sealed, you still may be eligible for a pardon or other relief.

The Governor of Texas issues pardons only upon the written recommendation from a majority of the members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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