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Yes, there is. If the case was dismissed, you can
petition for Expungement
in Texas. Under Chapter 55 of the Texas Code of Criminal
Procedure, the record of you being arrested an charged can be expunged if the charges were dropped.
You would have to file a Motion for Expunction with the same criminal court, and after a quick hearing, the Court would order the record expunged. An attorney is highly recommended. You can see the general step of how to do it here:
You can find the petition at sites like uslegalforms.com, usalegalresource.com, or nolo.com, or best of yet, have an attorney draft it/represent you.
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