Q: I am seeking expungement representation from a drug felony conviction 15 yrs old.
I am currently enrolled in nursing program and of coarse will face hurdles getting hired. I was 24 now 40 yrs old with 2 children I am at the point that need to expand my professional career and pursue my dream. I have been with my current employer for 14 years, I am a home owner since as well and can prove stability. I have no arrests since either if that is a plus.
A: Convictions cannot be expunged. The only way to remove this from your record is via pardon from the Governor.
Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer
A: Under current law, convictions can only be expunged AFTER they are pardoned by the Governor of Texas or overturned on appeal... and it is too late for an appeal. A pardon alone will not get rid of the records, you must still get an expunction after any pardon. You can download a pardon application from the website of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles under the "Forms" subsection. Be sure to follow the instructions precisely when completing the paperwork.
Now is the time if you wanted to help change the expunction law because the Texas legislature is about to meet in Austin. Contact your state representative and state senator and ask about expunction reform.
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