What Should You Know About Texas DWI Expunction & Nondisclosure?
There are many aspects of Texas DWI law that are not generally known to the public, and that’s why it’s important to talk with an experienced professional when questions arise. Attorney Nathan Wood has handled many Texas DWI cases as an assistant prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Mr. Wood is now an Assistant District Attorney in College Station, but we have other equally-experienced attorneys to help you with your DWI charge.
You should hire an attorney to represent you if you’ve been charged with a DWI. We have convenient offices in Wharton and El Campo in Wharton County and in Richmond in Fort Bend County. You can make appointments at any of our offices by calling 800-929-1725.
Summary of the TX DWI Expunction & Nondisclosure Video
Once a conviction is final in a DWI, there are no remedies available for a DWI expunction or a nondisclosure. Expunctions are generally procedures in our criminal justice system that allow a remedy for a person who was wrongfully arrested or wrongfully convicted. Most of the time, an expunction is impossible to achieve if you have been convicted of the crime. So if you’ve entered a plea of guilty to a DWI, there will be no future expunction.
A nondisclosure is a little bit different than an expunction. A nondisclosure is truly a second chance. Generally it is reserved for people who successfully complete deferred adjudication probation. But as of 2015, some new provisions in the law allow for the nondisclosure of certain convictions as well.
Unfortunately, DWI is not one of those convictions, and unfortunately, since deferred adjudication is not available for DWI, neither is nondisclosure. That’s why when I say, “A DWI conviction results in a permanent record,” it is truly permanent.
Mr. Wood has done some other informational videos on Texas DWI law. Those are:
- Texas DWI Law Overview
- Texas DWI Administrative Hearing
- Driver’s License Suspension for DWI in Texas
- Can You Avoid a Permanent Record of a DWI?
A DWI charge in Texas is serious. Don’t ignore the consequences of a conviction. Consult with an attorney with DWI experience in your area for help. If you’re in Fort Bend or Wharton County, please call 800-929-1725 for an appointment with one of our experienced DWI attorneys.