Criminal Record Expungement in Texas

This video features Samuel E. Bassett, a Criminal Law attorney based in Texas.

Austin Defense Attorney Explains How to Expunge an Arrest Record

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

Do you know if you can get a prior charge or conviction expunged in Texas? We’re asking Austin attorney Sam Bassett for this Ask the Lawyers Quick Question.

Sam Bassett:

If you’re charged with a crime and the case is dismissed, and you’re not put on any type of supervised probation, the answer is easy. Yes. Other kinds of ways you can try to get an expunction of your arrest record, but it almost always requires that you were not placed on any kind of probation. It also requires that you were not convicted of any offense related to that same arrest and there are some other procedures relating to DWI cases now where you can get your record sealed after a passage of time, but generally speaking, you need to have your case dismissed and not be on probation to be certainly eligible to expunge your arrest. 

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