I Finished Deferred Adjudication On My Domestic Violence Case. How Do I Get My Records Sealed?
Unfortunately, unlike any other type of offense, domestic violence offenses cannot be sealed. In the state of Texas, you can rape a baby and successfully complete a deferred adjudication and get the record sealed, however, if you commit domestic violence, plead no contest and accept a deferred adjudication, you can never get that record sealed or expunged. Additionally, there are additional consequences down the road for other offenses. If you successfully complete deferred adjudication probation for a domestic violence offense and you, later in your life, get charged with some other type of offense, then you also get deferred adjudication and could otherwise get that sealed, having a prior domestic violence offense on your record will prevent you from ever getting a case sealed on your record in the state of Texas under the current state of the law. For more information, see Texas Government Code §411.074(b)(1)(D), which states:
“A person may not be granted an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information under this subchapter and is not entitled to petition the court for an order of nondisclosure under this subchapter if . . . the person has been previously convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for . . . any other offense involving family violence.”
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