Misdemeanors; expungement of police and court records. (SB845)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of certain misdemeanors. Allows a person convicted of certain misdemeanors who has successfully completed all terms of probation to file a petition for expungement 10 years after the conviction if he has not been convicted of any other offense.  DUI, child abuse or neglect, domestic violence, sex offenses, and crimes against persons do not qualify for expungement. Any conviction that is expunged will be considered a prior conviction for purposes of prosecution of any subsequent offense for which the prior conviction statutorily enhances punishment. Read the Bill »


01/23/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/02/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100398D
01/02/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB845)
01/23/2013Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)