I completed deferred adjudication successfully for a drug paraphernalia charge in Harris County. My case was dismissed after 3 months of probation. I also had 10 hours of community service and had to take a drug awareness class. How can I apply for an expungement or order of non-disclosure and get it by myself?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Hamer is correct in advising you to read TX Penal Code Art. 55.01 and Art. 55.02. You must first draft a petition for an expunction / expungement in accordance with Art. 55.02, include all the proper agencies to inform, file the petition in the district court where the incident occurred, pay the required fee, (Harris County charges around $300.00), obtain a court date, wait for all appropriate state agencies to file answers, and then possibly attend a court hearing in the district court where your case is pending. Good luck.
Legal disclaimer: My answers are only intended as general legal advice based on my experience. They are not intended to be a binding legal opinion nor to create an attorney-client relationship.
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Read TX Penal Code Art. 55.01 and Art. 55.02. If it is not done properly, your criminal record may not be erased, so be careful. I'd have attorney do it, because of how important it is for the rest of your life. Good Luck.
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Doing this without an attorney is like performing surgery on yourself.
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