A non-disclosure order in Texas typically seals your record from public disclosure. It is a powerful tool to hide an embarrassing criminal record. Generally speaking, non-disclosures are available to people who successfully complete deferred adjudication and comply with any applicable waiting period without getting into any more trouble.
Unfortunately, many people find out too late that their offense is not eligible to be sealed, even though they complete their deferred probationary term and the offense is dismissed. Some offense are specifically excluded from ever being sealed. If you have any questions concerning whether you are eligible to have your Texas criminal record sealed, you can call us toll-free at (855) 773-4669 and speak with one of our Texas Expungement Attorneys for a FREE eligibility consultation.
We have included the following list of offenses that are NEVER eligible to be sealed by an order of non-disclosure:
- Indecency with a child
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Prohibited sexual conduct (incest)
- Aggravated kidnapping
- Burglary of a habitation with intent to commit any of the above offenses
- Compelling prostitution
- Sexual performance by a child
- Possession or promotion of child pornography
- Unlawful restraint, kidnapping, or aggravated kidnapping of a person younger than 17 years of age
- Attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any of the above offenses
- Capital murder
- Injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual
- Abandoning or endangering a child
- Violation of protective order or magistrate’s order
- Any other offense involving family violence.
Though the above-listed cases are not eligible for a petition for non-disclosure, you may wish to consider filing a full pardon application with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. If you would like to evaluate your case to file a full pardon application, you may contact us toll-free at (855) 773-4669 and speak with one of our Texas Expungement Attorneys.