So in Feb. 2015 I completed my deferred Adjudication for felony Welfare fraud, but now of course it is hard to rent an apartment, Can I file for a non disclosure/ seal ? I saw Im able print out the necessary forms online, and pay at my local courthouse? Or do I have to wait a certain period of time. I need to move out and get my own apartment.
If it was a felony (which MOST are), you must wait FIVE YEARS. In a misdemeanor, it is immediate.
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Congratulations on successful completion! Unfortunately, in accordance with Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 55 "Expunction of Criminal Records"(a)(2)(C) you must wait 5 years following the date of your arrest, having no other felony conviction.
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You must wait for the waiting period (if any) after discharge of the deferred before you can file for the non disclosure. I would contact an attorney in your area and discuss the offense and date of discharge to ascertain the waiting period length. Any waiting period would start on the date of discharge of the deferred and as long as you didnt get into additional trouble during the waiting period you should be eligible for the non disclosure.
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