Q: I live in a county in East Texas. The county maintains a public web site that features criminal details case details.
including mug shots that is freely available to the general public
Is there any time limit to how long they can keep a persons record essentially
public? (Misdemeanors from A to C and Felonies of course.)
A: The most certain way is to get your arrest records expunged.
They are considered public records unless they are expunged (ordered destroyed) or sealed by order of nondisclosure.
Eligibility for those remedies depends on how the case was resolved.
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