Texas Criminal Records

Search for state, county, and municipal criminal records in Texas.

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How do I look up a criminal record in Texas?

To find a criminal record for free, you can visit the court that the case was heard in and request a full record of the crime. However, a much more convenient way is through an online criminal record search, such as the one provided above. It will give a full report on the history of the conviction. This search will also provide court records, which are documented proceedings of the court case.

On top of all this, the search will show who the person is related to, where they live, bankruptcies, traffic offenses, address info, weapon permits, and other information. In Texas, most criminal records are made public. In addition to this, the sex offender registry is public information as well. Most criminal records provide information relating to the crime, such as the date the crime occurred, the sentence, what was violated, and basic information about the individual.

Where can I look up arrest records in Texas?

You can find arrest records in Texas through the Department of Public Safety, specific courthouses, and third party websites. Arrest records are different from criminal records because they only show the arrest’s details, but not the conviction. This means that someone could have a history of many arrests but never have committed a crime.

Are Texas arrest records public?

Arrest records in Texas can be viewed by anyone. Arrests are when an officer takes someone into custody because they were suspected of a crime. The record gives details of the arrest, such as the officer that took the individual into custody, the location and time of the arrest, the detention center individual was taken to, and basic info about the suspect. This includes name, age, height/weight, gender, etc.

How do I expunge my criminal record in texas?

If you were found not guilty, then you can reach out to an attorney and find out the next steps for getting the arrest record expunged. Otherwise, misdemeanors take one year to qualify for expungement, and felonies take three years. The process usually requires getting a hearing from a court. If the court grants an expungement, an order will be sent to private companies and agencies to destroy the criminal record.

Can a sex offender get off the registry in Texas?

It is possible to remove oneself from the sex offender registry in Texas. Approval must be acquired from the Texas Council, and an assessment of the likelihood of reoffending must be provided by a professional. Additionally, the offender must have completed the required counseling and treatment from the Sex Offender Treatment Program. Violent sex offenses are unable to be cleared, however. The types of crimes eligible for deregistration are prostitution, possession of child pornography, indecent exposure, and solicitation of a minor.

How long does a felony stay on your record in Texas?

A felony in the state of Texas stays on one’s record for seven years. However, after three years, it is possible to get in expunged. Felonies are the worst type of crime that can be committed in the state of Texas. There are first-, second-, third-degree felonies, capital felonies, and state jail felonies. Examples of felonies are murder (1st degree), robbery (2nd degree), and intoxicated assault (3rd degree).

Texas misdemeanors

In Texas, there are three types of misdemeanors. A class A misdemeanor includes up to one year in prison and up to a 4000-dollar fine. Class A misdemeanors could include driving while intoxicated as a second offense, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, among others of similar severity. Class B misdemeanors can have a maximum of 180 days in prison in addition to a maximum of a 2000-dollar fine. Examples of a class B misdemeanor are driving while intoxicated as a first offense, prostitution, indecent exposure, and harassment. Finally, class C misdemeanors are the least serious offense and have only a fine of up to 500 dollars. Class C misdemeanors are things like public intoxication, traffic tickets, gambling, and trespassing.

Harris County criminal records

Harris County is the largest county in Texas, with a population of more than 4.7 million people. Harris County has a crime rate of 730 people per 100,000. In the city of Houston, there is a 1 in 96 chance of being a victim of a crime. There are 276 reports of murder, 1324 reports of rape, 8818 reports of robbery, and 13912 reports of an assault.

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” – Nelson Mandela