Video: Can I get an expunction in Texas?

Benson Varghese discusses removing offenses and arrests from a person’s criminal history through an expunction in Texas in this short video.

In Texas, a person can get an expunction of their criminal record under some circumstances. For most cases, that means either a case was not filed or the case was ultimately dismissed without a conviction and without any sort of probation. That’s going to be true for a Class B or a Class A misdemeanor, as well as any felony offense.

For a Class C misdemeanor, you can actually get an expunction if your case has been deferred and then dismissed or dismissed outright. It’s important to remember that there is a time period that must pass before you’re eligible for an expunction. That’s generally going to be the statute of limitations for that offense. For a misdemeanor, you’re generally going to wait two years unless the misdemeanor was a Class C in which case you can wait six months. For a felony, the statute of limitations is going to vary by the offense. Three, five, and seven-year statute of limitations are common, but it’s important to consult with an attorney to determine if you are eligible for an expunction.

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Benson Varghese

Managing Partner at Varghese Summersett PLLC
Benson Varghese is the founder and Managing Partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC. He is a prolific writer and has authored hundreds of articles about criminal law in Texas and at the Federal level. His articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Above the Law, and have been selected as Top Blogs by the State Bar of Texas. He was named the Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by the Tarrant County Bar Association. Benson led the firm to become one of the 500 fastest growing businesses in the United States by Inc 500 Magazine in 2018. In the same year, the firm was named the Best Law Firm in Fort Worth by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The lawyers at Varghese Summersett PLLC exclusively handle criminal defense matters.
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