LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Jimmy Olivas

Demystifying Information on Expungement

There are so many myths about Expungement in Texas.

(1) Arrests are automatically removed from records after 5 years. - NO (2) Convictions are are can be expunged after 8 years. - NO (3) All misdemeanors can be expunged at any time. - NO

The Texas Criminal Procedure Code Chapter 55 goes into great length to cover what the law on clearing a criminal record is.

This video clears up some of those myths and provides some general information.

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