June 22, 2015
Our reference librarians created many legal research guides for specific areas of the law. These guides link to resources that can help you research a legal issue.
In certain cases, Texas individuals are able to have their criminal record "expunged" or they may petition for their record to be sealed ("non-disclosure").
The information on the expunctions and non-disclosure research guide can help you understand the difference between an expunction and non-disclosure, who is eligible for this, and how the process generally works.
We also highlight useful e-books, articles, and other digital resources that you can download from home (some of which require a library account) such as:
- Texas Criminal Practice Guide by Matthew Bender
- Expunction of Criminal History Record Information & Related Issues from the DPS
- Expunctions in Texas [PDF] by the Texas Young Lawyers Association