For an individual who is tried and acquitted of an offense or convicted and subsequently pardoned for an offense, his or her record is only eligible for expunction if he or she has not been convicted of another crime arising out of the same criminal episode.
To apply for expunction of your record, you must file a Petition for Expunction with the proper court. It is important to understand that there may be a waiting before you can apply for expunction.
Similar to the process for expunction, a person must petition the correct court for an order of non-disclosure and there may be a waiting period before you can apply. If the court grants an order for non-disclosure, the order will be sent the Texas Department of Public Safety. From there, DPS will send the order to other public agencies such as law enforcement departments or courts. The order prevents these public agencies from releasing the information subject to the non-disclosure order to private parties.