This is a method used to clean up your criminal record so you won’t have a blemish on your record for future employment or other opportunities! Also, it will look better when an officer checks your driving record if you get stopped for speeding or other minor traffic infringements.
An Expungement totally wipes your record clean, as if it had never been there.
A Non Disclosure ‘hides’ your record from all civil inquiries, such as employment records checks.
This is available for cases; (1) for which an arrest was made, but a charge was never filed in court, (2) a charge was filed, but later dismissed by the prosecutor before a final judgement, or (3) a charge was filed, but after a jury trial the verdict was a ‘not guilty’ finding. If there was a final judgement, even if probated, an expungement is not available.
This is available when you received a deferred adjudication probation on a charge and successfully completed the probation and the charge was then closed by the court. A non disclosure ‘hides’ the probation records from all civil inquiries, such as employers’ checks, insurance checks, etc.
On a felony deferred adjudication there is a five year waiting period after the court closes the probation before a non disclosure can be filed.
On a misdemeanor deferred adjudication completion there is no waiting period.
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