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was the conviction in Texas? was it a first and only conviction? how old were you at the time? what was the charge?
thank you for that information. if you were convicted, then you will need to apply for and receive a pardon from the Governor. you can use this link for that information.
and you can also use this link to read the Texas law on who is eligible for expungment where it states "convicted and subsequently pardoned"
the paron process is free of charge. request the application, fill it out and let the ball start rolling. now, i have to tell you that it could take a year or so for it to come full circle. investigations will be done and you will be interviewed, etc. but once you get the pardon,then you can file for the expungement. yes, you can do it on your own
all the information is on the blue link i provided. there should be an application there, also
legal representation cannot speed up the process, as everyone is entitled to the same process when it comes to pardons. if preference was given to those with attorneys than it could be construed as being biased.