You are correct that the chances of you being placed on deferred adjudication if this is your first criminal charge are good.
If/once you get into the program and complete it, then you will have no conviction
However, a criminal record consists of two parts:
1) indictment (the charge); and
Although the conviction will not be there, the indictment will be. To have it removed, after completing the program, you will want to file a Motion for Non-Disclosure
under Texas Goverment Code Section 411.081 with the same Court that dealt with the matter in the first place. You can find the step by step procedure and the motion here
. Once this is done, then the WHOLE record should not be seen.
An attorney is recommended to ease the burden of filing.
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