Texas Family Code

Sec. § 58.253
Sealing Records Without Application: Delinquent Conduct


(a)

This section does not apply to the records of a child referred to a juvenile court or juvenile probation department solely for conduct indicating a need for supervision.

(b)

A person who was referred to a juvenile probation department for delinquent conduct is entitled to have all records related to the person’s juvenile matters, including records relating to any matters involving conduct indicating a need for supervision, sealed without applying to the juvenile court if the person:

(1)

is at least 19 years of age;

(2)

has not been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct or, if adjudicated for delinquent conduct, was not adjudicated for delinquent conduct violating a penal law of the grade of felony;

(3)

does not have any pending delinquent conduct matters;

(4)

has not been transferred by a juvenile court to a criminal court for prosecution under Section 54.02 (Waiver of Jurisdiction and Discretionary Transfer to Criminal Court);

(5)

has not as an adult been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor punishable by confinement in jail; and

(6)

does not have any pending charges as an adult for a felony or a misdemeanor punishable by confinement in jail.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 746 (S.B. 1304), Sec. 18, eff. September 1, 2017.
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