A successfully completed pre-trial diversion should result In a dismissal. If someone looks at your criminal history it will show you were charged with a crime and it was dismissed. You can have the charge removed from your record by filing an expunction to "seal" the criminal charge from public view.
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Yes the case will show until you have it expunged from your record. It never "drops off." You will need to hire an attorney to do this.
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A successfully completed pretrial diversion DWI will show up as a dismissal. To get it removed from your record you will need to have it expunged.
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Yes, the charge and the arrest will still show up. It will show up as a case that was dismissed. Some of the contracts that people sign to receive the pre-trial diversion contain a condition that a person will not ask for an expunction sooner than a year or two after successfully completing the pre-trial diversion. Make sure that you review the contract that you signed and take it to your meeting with any defense attorney you wish to hire.
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You have answers from multiple fine Texas lawyers. You are lucky you live in Texas. In Wisconsin it is very difficult to get a dismissed case expunged or sealed.
It will also depend on what kind of a background check is done. If that check includes arrests, it certainly will show up.
Also, in Wisconsin, this would count as a "prior" if you were ever charged (again, in Wisconsin) with DUI/DWI/OWI. Wisconsin counts dismissed charges from other states.
If you do seek expungement there, I would urge you to do so with the assistance of a lawyer. Many courts will not give you a second chance at this.
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