I recieved and early dismissal from deferred adjudification of poss of cs, how long do i have to wait before i can have them

Asked almost 2 years ago - Irving, TX


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  1. George E. Carroll

    Contributor Level 9


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    Answered . If your case was a felony, then you must wait five years from the date of your dismissal. If your case is a misdemeanor, then you can petition the court for a nondisclosure (sealing) immediately.

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  2. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones

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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Carroll. Why not schedule a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer in your area of the state to have this sorted out and make plans.

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  3. Richard Timothy Jones

    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . Five years from completion of a felony deferred to petition to have records sealed. Note that family violence deferred adjudications can't ever be sealed.
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  4. Carlo D'Angelo


    Contributor Level 4

    Answered . Although the law as changed with respect to cases of actual innocence. You must wait 5 years from the date of your deferred adjudication dismissal to petition the court for nondisclosure of your criminal history.

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