Q: Does possession of marijuana and possession or paraphernalia stay on your record if charged for dismeanor ? how long ?
A: Unless you get an expunction or an order of nondisclosure, records relating to Texas arrest for either charge are matters of public record indefinitely.
Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer
A: If you were convicted, they stay on your record forever. If they were dismissed they stay on your record forever unless you hire an attorney to file a petition for expunction. If you completed deferred adjudication probation they stay on your record forever but the record can probably be sealed for most civilian purposes if you hire an attorney to file a petition for order of nondisclosure.
Joseph Dean Murphy agrees with this answer
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