If I have a stepson who was convicted of a marijuana possession, is there a way to get his records cleared?

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If I have a stepson who was convicted of a marijuana possession, is there a way to get his records cleared?

He served probation instead of going to jail. It’s completed now but he is having trouble getting a job due to the background checks.

Asked on August 1, 2015 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Your son may be able to apply for an order of non-disclosure.  It won't wipe the conviction off of his record, but it will keep employers from seeing it, and thereby impacting his employment.  Not all cases are eligible for non-disclosure.  To know whether or not your step son is actually eligible, he needs to take his paperwork to an attorney to review it to see if he is eligible. 


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