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Report criminal convictions to who and for what?
There are no restrictions on how long they can report criminal convictions in Texas. The records themselves are public records and are available forever unless the judge signs an order sealing them. While some states do automatically seal records after a certain number of years, Texas does not.
Some background companies do only go back seven years but that is by choice, not because the law says that is all they can do. There is also a 7 year time limit for things to stay on your credit report but that isn't including criminal convictions.
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