Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

Expunction vs Non-Disclosure

Posted By on September 17, 2012

The difference between an expunction and an order for non-disclosure is that an expunction is an order from a judge saying that records must be deleted or destroyed. An order of non-disclosure says that the records can’t be disseminated, except for certain law enforcement and governmental purposes.

An expunction, obviously, is what you want to get. Unfortunately – with some exceptions – you’re only eligible if your case was dismissed or never prosecuted, or you were acquitted. The statute is in Chapter 55.01 in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

An order of non-disclosure, on the other hand, is for people who have successfully completed a deferred adjudication probation.


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