Irving, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Will the class c misdemeanor show up in my criminal record or not since I when to court for it?

I got a class C misdemeanor For petty theft back in 2018. I went to pay and was told that if I payed I was pleading guilty but and if I wanted it to be not guilty I had to go to court and it would not show up on my record. They gave me my court date I showed up I saw the judge I ended up paying less than what I was going to pay before I was in and out in like 10 min or less. My question is Will the class c misdemeanor show up in my criminal record when I apply for jobs or not since I when to court for it? Or do I still need to get it expunged?

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Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: What judgment was entered on the case? Were you granted deferred disposition? Do you have a copy of any paperwork in regards to the case? The final judgment entered by the Court determines whether a final conviction is entered or not, and what will appear on your record.

Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bryan, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you have not had it expunged, it may still appear on background checks. Whether it even can be expunged depends on the nature of the Class C misdemeanor and what form of Judgment the Judge signed in your case.

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