If your case was a felony, then you must wait five years from the date of your dismissal. If your case is a misdemeanor, then you can petition the court for a nondisclosure (sealing) immediately.
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I agree with Mr. Carroll. Why not schedule a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer in your area of the state to have this sorted out and make plans.
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Five years from completion of a felony deferred to petition to have records sealed. Note that family violence deferred adjudications can't ever be sealed.
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Although the law as changed with respect to cases of actual innocence. You must wait 5 years from the date of your deferred adjudication dismissal to petition the court for nondisclosure of your criminal history.