Is a deferred adjudication for a juvenile arrest for possession eligible for expungement?

My daughter was arrested at age 16 for having 2 marijuana joints in her backpack. She received deferred adjudication and has stayed out of trouble since. She is now 20 and seeking her nursing license and wants to have her juvenile record expunged.

Asked on March 31, 2016 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

She can get it expunged... but most of the time it's a moot effort because juvenile records are generally sealed by court order.  Make sure the records are sealed before you spend the funds on an expunction that she may not need.


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