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Two arrests or just one?

Beaumont, TX |

This is for an arrest of DWI and a Faulty Brake/Equipment (or other traffic violation). If the DWI is dismissed and the traffic violation is paid (convicted), if the DWI is expunged will the traffic violation still show an arrest (at the jail) or just the paid fine (at the court)?

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  1. Best answer

    The arrest will most likely not appear.

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  2. The record typically will not distinguish one way or the other.

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  3. You should be able to find out from the arresting agency if you were booked for an arrest on the traffic violation.

    At minimum, any references in the police report or other governmental records relating to the DWI arrest will be “redacted” or “deleted” once an expunction is granted by the district court.

    Because Class C misdemeanors are not required to be reported to the DPS, your conviction for the traffic violation will probably not appear on your DPS Personal Criminal History Record Information either.

    An attorney will be able to provide you with a more definitive answer after reviewing your DPS Personal Criminal History Record Information and/or after reviewing the records generated by the arresting agency and all of the "criminal justice agencies" involved in the traffic stop.

    Best of luck! Take care.

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