Starting in September 2017, a new Texas House Bill now allows certain DWI convictions to be sealed from the general public's view. Sometimes called the "Second Chance" law, While this is not a full Expunction, the new DWI sealing law is considered part of the exisiting NonDisclosure law, which had only applied in the past to cases dismissed through Deferred Adjucation Probation.
As long as the DWI case and the applicant is eligible, the DWI sealing progresses just like a regular Nondisclosure Petition. For information please see: Motions for NonDisclosure.
Not all DWI convictions are eligible for sealing under the new DWI Nondisclosure law. To be eligible, a person (and their prior DWI case) must meet the following guidelines:
Absolutely, yes. Years ago, employers didn't bat an eye at a DWI. Now, Austin is growing so fast that the good jobs and housing are very competitive. A DWI on your record may make the difference in a whether you get a new job, promotion, car loan, mortgage, and more.
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