Texas Family Code

Sec. § 58.255
Sealing Records Without Application: Conduct Indicating Need for Supervision


A person who was referred to a juvenile court for conduct indicating a need for supervision is entitled to have all records related to all conduct indicating a need for supervision matters sealed without applying to the juvenile court if the person:


has records relating to the conduct filed with the court clerk;


is at least 18 years of age;


has not been referred to the juvenile probation department for delinquent conduct;


has not as an adult been convicted of a felony; and


does not have any pending charges as an adult for a felony or a misdemeanor punishable by confinement in jail.


The juvenile probation department shall:


give the juvenile court notice that a person’s records are eligible for sealing under Subsection (a); and


provide the juvenile court with a list of all referrals relating to that person received by the department and the outcome of each referral.


Not later than the 60th day after the date the juvenile court receives notice from the juvenile probation department under Subsection (b), the juvenile court shall issue an order sealing all records relating to the person named in the notice.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 746 (S.B. 1304), Sec. 18, eff. September 1, 2017.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 131 (H.B. 1760), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2019.

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