Overview Description

Records relating to an arrest can be expunged immediately after an acquittal. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 55.01(a)(1)(A).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the trial court, or if the trial court is not a district court, in a district court in the same county. For the specific procedure, see Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 55.02.

Fees

The fees amount to at least $207 and typically about $250 in the district court, plus $28 fee for the petition for nondisclosure. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 102.006.

Effect

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. Art. 55.03.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed immediately upon acquittal.

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