Can a DWI be expunged in Texas?

No. A DWI conviction cannot be expunged in Texas. However, a law passed in 2017 allows a DWI to be sealed.

What is the Difference Between Expunction and Nondisclosure?

An expunction deletes everything. An order of expunction literally wipes the record clean. After a successful expunction, you can say legally and with confidence, that the incident you had expunged never happened.

A nondisclosure is the next best thing. A nondisclosure is an order to seal your record. While your record is sealed and not accessible to the private sector, the Government can still access it.

It is important to note that you cannot choose between the two. You either qualify for one or the other (or neither).

Who Qualifies for an Expunction?

You qualify for an expunction if your case was dismissed or pardoned. You also qualify if you won an acquittal at trial.

Who Qualifies for a Nondisclosure?

You may be eligible to petition the court for an order of nondisclosure if you received deferred adjudication and in some a cases a final conviction.

How long does DWI stay on your record in Texas?

If you do nothing, a DWI conviction will stay on your record forever. Although, in 2017 the Texas Legislature passed a law allowing for certain individuals to seal their DWI conviction if certain qualifications are met.

Find out if your DWI conviction is eligible to be sealed.

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