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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.
Successful Case Defending DWI
George H. – The Defendant was stopped for speeding and the officer suspected that he was DWI after coming into contact. The officer testified at a hearing that the defendant from a stop sign had accelerated to over 60 mph and then came to a stop a specific location. The officer also testified that the speed was calculated by pacing the defendant. We hired an investigator to go out and measure the distance traveled by the defendant while being paced. The court did not believe the officer because it was almost impossible to pace the defendant for the required time to establish speed had the client been going as fast as alleged. The case was thrown out and expunged.