HAVE NO PREVIOUS OR CURRENT CHARGES
It depends on what exactly your sentence was for the theft. If you plead to straight probation or a straight conviction (jail time or a fine) then you're out of luck. If you plead to a deferred adjudication, you could be eligible for nondisclosure. Lawyer fees for these are usually modest - call and hire a criminal defense lawyer to make sure it's done right.
If you pled guilty then you cannot get an expungement. You can apply for a non-disclosure if you received deferred adjudication and successfully completed it. If you pled to jail time, or a fine only, then it is a lifetime conviction that you cannot take off of your record.
Guilty - Regular probation = conviction for life
Guilty - Deferred adjudication = Non Disclosure
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