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New Texas Law Means Those Convicted of DWI May Be Able to Seal Their Record

New Texas Law Means Those Convicted of DWI May Be Able to Seal Their Record

Texas has recently passed a new law that will change its record sealing system. Under the new legislation, people who have been convicted of DWI (driving while intoxicated) may be able to seal their record. This is also known as the non-disclosure of a conviction record, and is granted on a case by case basis.

Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Law

It went into effect on September 1, 2017 and provides defendants with the opportunity to seal their DWI records. However, only defendants who meet certain requirements may seal their record. They must not have injured anyone, their BAC had to be less than 0.15%, and their conviction must have been a misdemeanor offense (and their first DWI offense). Furthermore, they must not have any other conviction on their criminal record, and they must wait for at least 2 years after serving their original sentence to seal their record. Those who qualify will also have to use an ignition interlock device for 6 months.

Diligent Representation for Clients in Texas

At Gutheinz Law Firm, LLP, we provide aggressive representation for clients who want to seal their criminal records. If you have been convicted of DWI, we can discuss your eligibility for sealing your record and fight on your behalf in court. Our Friendswood criminal defense attorneys have more than 30 years of combined legal experience, and can stand by your side every step of the way.

Contact us today for a free consultation.