There have always been people who have thought that possession of a small amount of cocaine shouldn't be a felony. There probably always will be. But there has not been any change in the law on that subject since state jail felonies were created in 1993--yes, it's very definitely still a felony. And it doesn't matter why your probation got revoked. Unless you ended up with your case being dismissed, there is no way fr you to qualify for an order of nondisclosure.
Possession of cocaine is still a felony - a state jail felony. And, the law in effect at the time of the offense is the law controlling the case.
Having practiced in Harris County for more than 25 years, including in front of Judge Collins, there is more to this story than you are sharing.
You are not eligible to seal your record. You will keep a final felony conviction on your record.
What makes you think that is no longer a felony? That is not true. If you were ultimately convicted on the case you cannot seal it. No matter how long ago it was.
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No longer a felony? Seriously? Where did you hear that one?
Look, I'm a board certified specialist in criminal law, and I have the latest versions of the codes. So, here's the straight info on possession of cocain less than a gram, first offense: It's a straight up state jail felony. If you have a good lawyer and the prosecutor can be persuaded, the law permits it to be prosecuted as a Class "A" misdemeanor. Or, you could get "half a loaf" so to speak and get Class "A" misdemeanor punishment. But those are what might be calle a possibility of mercy that is built into the law. And, a defendant is never guaranteed to be prosecuted as a misdemeanor.
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