If you have checked with the District Clerk's office and County Clerk's Office (Some counties use the County Clerk's office for the County Courts) and nothing appears, and also purchase your criminal history from one of the more reputable online sources and it does not appear in any of them you should be ok. Keep in mind that a deferred adjudication may still be available to law enforcement agencies as they are sealed, not expunged. Good Luck
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My concern is that, just because you're not seeing it, doesn't mean it has been magically erased from your record. Unless you did an expunction (which you would not have been eligible for), your record still exists. If you had it sealed (which you may have been eligible for as long as it wasn't a family violence case), it is sealed from public view but the government can still see it. This includes any law enforcement agency you would apply to. If it's been sealed, you should not be able to view it through any source. Every police department has a different policy about hiring people with criminal histories. This case will not be an absolute bar to all agencies.
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Not sure where you checked but the case IS still on your record, as far as becoming a police officer is concerned. Even if you have a petition for nondisclosure granted, the police (and other agencies) will stil be able to find it.
Check the district or county clerk's record in the county in which the case was prosecuted.
Make sure to check with the appropriate Clerk's Office for your record, District and/or County and consider hiring a top notch private investigator to search your background to see if anything pops up? If you hire an investigator that is an ex-police officer they might be able to tell you whether they think the police can still access your record even if it doesn't show up in the Clerk's records or the PI's search?
The other thing is to find out if your offence/final disposition would preclude you from being accepted?
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Usually the Texas Department of Public Safety; however, even if it's not there, you have to be honest on all police applications.
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Go to the criminal district clerk's office where the case originates. They should have a computer for you to use to do a background check on yourself.
One of my colleagues here mentioned the idea of law enforcement being a career that demands integrity. That is absolutely true. You appear to be embarrassed about your background. That actually speaks well of you.
However, you really do need to know the true state of the situation. If you become a police officer and this comes up in a defendant's investigation of your background in a case you make, wouldn't that be humiliating to be ambushed with in cross examination?
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