Overview Description

Records of an offense of driving while intoxicated can be shielded by an order of nondisclosure three years after sentence completion if the person was required to use an ignition interlock device for at least six months. Tex. Gov't Code § 411.0736.

Ineligible Category or Citation

Tex. Gov't Code § 411.0736, 411.074(b)

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction. For the specific procedure, see Tex. Gov’t Code § 411.0736.


The fees amount to at least $207, and typically about $250 in the district court, plus $28 fee for a petition for non-disclosure. See Tex. Gov't Code § 411.0745.4


The person is not required in any application for employment or licensing to state that they have been the subject of any criminal proceeding that is the subject of the order. Tex. Gov't Code § 411.0755.


For information regarding orders of nondisclosure, visit here.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed three years after sentence completion.

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