Due to a high volume response to our first Travis County Expunction Expo, we have reached our capacity. We are unable to accept any more Expunction Expo applications at this time. For further assistance, information and legal resources, please contact the Travis County Law Library at (512) 854-1631.

What is the Expunction Expo?

Removing old arrest records from your criminal history can be difficult without help. The 2020 Expunction Expo will help Travis County residents clear their old arrest records. Not all arrests qualify for clearing but it is usually helpful to try. Why? Because, individuals with arrest records often find it hard to obtain jobs, housing, or financial aid for college.

Clearing an arrest record is called “expunction” in Texas. The partners in the 2020 Expunction Expo are committed to helping Travis County residents determine if their records qualify for expunctions.

How do I know if I MAY be eligible for an expunction?

Only Travis County crimes can be considered for expunction at this Expo.

According to Texas law, you MAY qualify for an expunction if any of the following apply:

  • You were arrested but a charge was NEVER FILED or was no billed by the grand jury,
  • You have a criminal charge that was DISMISSED,
  • You successfully completed a DIVERSION PROGRAM, such as Pretrial Diversion, Drug Court, etc.,
  • You were ACQUITTED on your charge by a judge or jury (usually by a finding of “Not Guilty”), or appellate court, or
  • You were convicted of a crime but later PARDONED by the Governor of Texas or the President of the United States.

If any of the above apply, you MAY qualify for an expunction.

According to Texas law, you do NOT qualify for an expunction if any of the following apply:

  • Your case is STILL PENDING;
  • You were CONVICTED in the case you want expunged, even if you just paid a fine (convictions on other cases do not prevent expunction, unless they are from the same arrest);
  • You were placed on PROBATION, COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, or DEFERRED ADJUDICATION for any felony or Class A or B misdemeanor you want expunged, even if your case was later dismissed (Class C deferred adjudication is the only exception); or
  • You were convicted or received any kind of probation on ANOTHER OFFENSE ARISING FROM THE SAME ARREST.
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Velva L. Price,
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