Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
Since more than five years has passed since the end of your deferred adjudication, you are eligible for a non-disclosure order. A non-disclosure order bars Texas "criminal justice agencies from disclosing to the public criminal history record information related to the offense giving rise to the deferred adjudication." Texas Government Code ("TGC") 411.081(e). It does not prohibit disclosure to law enforcement agencies, and allows disclosure to some governmental non-law enforcement agencies.
Texas statutes further provide that, "A person whose criminal history record information has been sealed under this section is not required in any application for employment, information, or licensing to state that the person has been the subject of any criminal proceeding related to the information that is the subject of an order issued under this section." TGC 411.081(g-2).
Thus, you may answer "no" to all those questions you posed once you obtain your order of non-disclosure. The following two links provide a pretty good summary of the procedure to obtain a non-disclosure order and links to the applicable statute:
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).