Overview Description

Records of a first misdemeanor punishable by a fine only may be shielded by an order of nondisclosure upon sentence completion. Tex. Gov't Code § 411.0735(d)(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

Tex. Gov't Code § 411.0735, 411.074(b)

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction. For specific procedure, see Tex. Gov’t Code § 411.0735.

Fees

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.

Effect

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.

Forms

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

Waiting Periods

The petition may be filed upon sentence completion.

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