I have charges for theft under 50$ in fort worth texas tarrant county and I am an international student from India and as mentioned above I have charged for theft under $ 50 my chances are my case can be straight away dismissed or I may be kept under deffered adjudication and whatever the case maybe once it get dismissed will they be off my record or do I have to apply for expunched or non disclosure please need advice.
If you case is dismissed without prosecution of any type, there is nothing to expunge. The arrest will still show up on your criminal history, but an arrest is not a conviction.
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Hire a lawyer get deferred disposition and successfully complete it get your case dismissed and file for an expunction
Best to do deferred adjudication or anything that keeps it off your record.
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How many questions have you posted since yesterday? Six? More? We talked by phone. You mentioned on here you have an attorney now. You're driving yourself crazy obsessing about this situation. Trust the attorney you have hired. Breathe deeply and release. You are not going to get any more control over the situation by posting another question. Somehow, you need to let this go so you can function in a more healthy manner. Step back and talk to your friends. Enjoy their company. Good luck.
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If you were charged with an offense you still will need to get it expunged. If it is dismissed you will have to wait until the 2 year statute of limitations has run, if you get deferred you will be able to have it expunged once you complete the probationary period. This is a weird quirk in the law that only works for a Class C deferred adjudication.
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