Overview Description

Records of certain felonies can be shielded by an order of nondisclosure five years after dismissal following the successful completion of deferred adjudication community supervision. Tex. Gov't Code § 411.0725(e)(3).

Ineligible Category or Citation

See Tex. Gov’t Code § 411.074(b).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court that placed the person on deferred adjudication community supervision. For the specific procedure, see Tex. Gov’t Code § 411.0725.


The fees amount to at least $207 and typically about $250 in the district court, plus $28 fee for the petition for nondisclosure. See Tex. Gov't Code § 411.0745.


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 five years after dismissal.

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