Unfortunately, Texas will generally only expunge nonconviction data, such as charges that dropped, disposed of with deferred prosecution and dismissal, the person is acquitted. This means that convictions cannot typically be expunged.
However, if a pardon is granted, an individual then becomes eligible for expungement
. An individual may apply for a pardon with the Board of Pardons and Paroles, found at the link below.
Unfortunately, absent that, an individual's record is permanent. There's a good article, written by a TX attorney, about finding a job after a criminal
conviction at the link below. You may find it an interesting read. Further, some states, such as NY and CA, actually prevent most discrimination based on criminal history or limit the time that an employer can look back at an individual's record to a specific number of years. It's not possible to provide an exhaustive list. However, that knowledge provides options that an individual with a criminal record
can consider with regard to location and job hunting.
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