If you have been placed on deferred adjudication for a felony or a misdemeanor A or B, you may have your records sealed by petitioning the court for Texas non-disclosure of your criminal records if deferred adjudication was successfully completed and the charge was dismissed. Once sealed, you will be able honestly say you have not been arrested, placed on deferred adjudication, or convicted. The state will only be allowed to disclose information about the case to certain criminal justice agencies.
With more than 80 percent of employers conducting background checks, an order of non-disclosure (record sealing) in Texas is a great investment.
To be eligible under Texas nondisclosure law, you must have successfully completed deferred adjudication, and in some instances, meet a waiting period (2 years for some misdemeanors & 5 years for felonies). Not all offenses are eligible. Call Today to See if you are eligible.
The typical case in Texas takes about 4 to 6 months. The courts operate on a first-come, first served basis, so the sooner you start, the sooner your record is cleared.
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Benefits of Texas Order of Non-Disclosure
- Gets the arrest and conviction off of your record.
- Allows you to tell potential employers that you have not been arrest and/or convicted of the crime.
- You may become eligible for more types of professional licenses and certificates.
- Can greatly improve your earning capacity by opening countless job opportunities.
- Stop fearing or being embarrassed when someone does a background check on you.
- You may become eligible for more and better student loans.
- You may become eligible for more and better housing assistance and opportunities.
- Tell friends and family that you have not been arrested and/or convicted of a crime.
Did you receive a POM at age 19? A DWI at age 21? Or is there some other small smudge on your criminal background record? If you have been successful on deferred adjudication probation, you may be able to control access to your criminal record through an Order for Non-Disclosure. Once sealed, you may legally and truthfully deny your criminal conviction.
What is an Order of Non-Disclosure in Texas?
An Order of Non-Disclosure is an order from the court effectively sealing your record from the public. It allows an individual to deny arrest or prosecution for which public information exists unless they are being prosecuted for a subsequent offense.
Who is eligible for Texas Non Disclosure?
You may qualify for an Order of Non-Disclosure if you satisfy the following requirements:
- You entered a plea of guilty or no contest; AND
- The judge deferred further proceedings against you and placed you on community supervision (probation) without a finding of guilt; AND
- You have been successfully discharged from community supervision; AND
- The case against you has been dismissed; AND
- You meet waiting period after completing your sentence:
- No waiting period for most misdemeanors
- 5-year waiting period for misdemeanors under Chapters 20 (kidnapping, unlawful restraint), 21(sexual offenses), 22 (assaultive offenses), 25 (offenses against the family), 42 (disorderly related offenses), and 46 (weapons offenses) of the Penal Code
- 5-year waiting period for all felonies.
Who is not eligible for Texas Non Disclosure?
The following offenses are not eligible:
- Aggravated Kidnapping
- Sex Offender
- Capital Murder
- Injury to children, elderly, or disabled individuals
- Child abandonment or endangerment
- Family violence