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Is it possible to expunge a public intoxication conviction in Texas?

Mcallen, TX |

Convicted of Public Intoxication when I was 19 wanted to know if it was possible to expunge the arrest.

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  1. Unfortunately, if the arrest resulted in a "final" conviction, you are not eligible for an expunction under Chapter 55 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

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  2. No. Final convictions cannot be expunged.
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  3. Convictions under Texas law are not expungeable under Texas law. If you are desparate for an expunction, you will need to seek a pardon. Pardoned offenses do fall under current expunction law. Applying for a pardon is a bit complicated. I suggest that you see an attorney for assistance in doing that if that is how you want to go.

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