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Arrest records are not automatically expunged. Now it's a good thing that this is able to be expunged in Texas (most records are not eligible). Records eligible for expunction include: i. An arrest for a crime that was never charged; ii. A criminal charge that was ultimately dismissed; iii. Certain qualifying misdemeanor juvenile offenses; iv. Conviction of a minor for certain alcohol offenses; v. Conviction for Failure to Attend School; vi. Arrest, charge or conviction on a person’s record due to identity theft by another individual that was actually arrested, charged or convicted of the crime; vii. Conviction for a crime that was later acquitted by the trial court or the Criminal Court of Appeals; viii. Conviction for a crime that was later pardoned by the Governor of Texas or the US President.
You can find the process and forms for expunction here: http://texaslawhelp.org/files/685E99A9-A3EB-6584-CA74-137E0474AE2C/attachments/86CCFF45-FEA3-4DC4-BD7B-6F4590CE5352/expunction_kit_final.pdf
Again, even though the proceedings were dismissed, that doesn't mean all records were expunged. This process above also needs to be completed for that to happen.
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