Under current Texas law, a conviction remains permanently on a defendant's criminal record unless the defendant is pardoned. If the defendant is pardoned, an application for expunction can be filed under the current version of that statute.
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No, unless you are pardoned by the Governor or your conviction is set aside after a writ of habeas corpus if you can prove ineffective assistance of counsel or an involuntary plea, which is VERY rare in cases when the Defendant pled guilty.
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No. Once convicted the only way to get it removed is to get a pardon from the governor.
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