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Question: Can you get your DWI charges expunged in Texas?
In Texas, on a DWI, if your case is thrown out or you win at trial, you can get the case expunged. What’s good about an expungement is you can deny you’ve even been arrested. It is a total clean slate, and in police interviews or anything else, you can say that you’ve never been arrested. If you are convicted of a DWI, placed on probation, or sent to jail, the expungement is not available. In some cases, you can get a DWI sealed. It’s called a non-disclosure; that’s the technical description. A non-disclosure or sealing is available on some DWIs, but there are some requirements for that. You have to have had an ignition interlock on your car, there cannot have been an accident with somebody injured, and there is a waiting period in some cases.
Sealing or non-disclosure is not perfect. The case is still out there, it’s still viewable by some state agencies, but for applying for most jobs, a mortgage, or an apartment, in most cases that will protect you.
Were you or a loved one arrested for drunk driving and have questions about a DWI expungement in Texas? Contact a San Antonio DWI attorney at Rush & Gransee today for a consultation on your case and all of your potential defenses. Let our experience work for you.