Overview Description

Records of a driving while intoxicated offense may be shielded by an order of nondisclosure five years after sentence completion if the person was not required to use an ignition interlock device for at least six months. Tex. Gov't Code § 411.0736(f)(2).

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 specific procedure, see Tex. Gov’t Code § 411.0736.


At least $207 and typically about $250 in district court, plus $28 fee for petition for non-disclosure. See Tex. Gov't Code § 411.0745.


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


See forms at http://www.txcourts.gov/rules-forms/orders-of-nondisclosure/

Waiting Periods

The petition may be filed five years after sentence completion.

(non-prod server)