I have an arrest or conviction in Texas. Why should I clear or erase my Texas Criminal History? Is it worth is to expunge my Texas criminal record?
In Texas, any type of arrest can find it's way onto your Criminal Record. Texas DPS tracks arrest data, and actually sells the information to private businesses that then supply the public with your personal information.
Even if your case was dismissed, the public can still view the citation or arrest, the court proceeding data, and the outcome. The disposition on your case will be listed as: Dismissed, but that can still raise serious issues when appearing on your background check.
Criminal Arrests, even if dismissed, can result in: