Overview Description

Records relating to an arrest can be expunged upon a pardon. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. § 55.01(a)(1)(B)(i).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the district court for the county where the arrest occurred or where the offense allegedly occurred. For the specific procedure, see Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. § 55.02.


The fees amount to at least $207, and typically amount to about $250 in the district court. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. § 102.006.


The person can deny the occurrence of the arrest and the existence of the expungement order, unless under oath in a criminal proceeding. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. § 55.03.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed at immediately upon receipt of a pardon.

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