Carrollton, TX asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Texas

Q: My expungment order was sent to all agencies on November 28th by district Court clerk. How long does it take to clear .

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John Cucci Jr.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: It can take up to three months for your records to clear most agencies. Keep an eye on it.

It can only be removed from State and local databases.

Good Luck!

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: The time it takes for an expungement order to be processed and for your records to be cleared can vary, but it typically takes several weeks to a few months. This timeframe depends on the specific agencies involved and their processing times. Each agency must receive the expungement order and then act to remove or seal your records according to the court's directive.

In Texas, it's a good idea to follow up with each agency to which the expungement order was sent. This can help ensure that they have received the order and are taking the necessary steps to comply with it. Keep in mind that different agencies may have different procedures and timelines for processing these orders.

If you find that the process is taking longer than expected, you might want to contact the district court clerk for an update or assistance. They may be able to provide information on the status of the order and whether there have been any issues in its implementation.

Remember, while the expungement process can take some time, it's important to ensure that it is completed correctly to protect your rights. If you have concerns or questions about the process, consulting with an attorney can provide peace of mind and help navigate any complexities.

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