In the event that you were arrested in Texas, but never convicted, it may be possible to have your criminal record expunged. This would remove all record of you ever being arrested. While there are certain specifications and requirements to have your record cleared, it is a viable possibility that many may not realize is an option they have.
Many people may think that their record is automatically cleared after their case has been dismissed or they have completed deferred adjudication probation, but this is not the case. Your criminal history will still show up on background checks and online searches, which could be extremely harmful to your future if you are trying to apply for a job, a loan or a place to live.
Will your case be eligible for expunction?
As long as you were arrested but never convicted in the state of Texas, you may be able to have your records expunged. This means that you would be able to legally deny the arrest, even on employment applications or other important documents.
You may be a candidate for expunction if one of the following is true of your case:
- Your case was dismissed
- You were found "not guilty" during trial
- A person was arrested under your name without permission
- The case was no-billed by a grand jury
- You were ultimately convicted, but pardoned at a later date
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