Texas Government Code §411.0728
Criminal record relief for trafficking survivors remains relatively limited in Texas, even in light of recent changes to the law. Survivors of trafficking can petition for a nondisclosure order for prostitution, marijuana, and certain theft offenses if they can show they committed the offense “solely” as a trafficking victim.
Alarmingly, in order to be eligible for nondisclosure, Texas law requires survivors to provide assistance to law enforcement or a prosecuting agency if requested. Survivors also are ineligible for nondisclosure if they have been convicted of another offense after the offense they are seeking to shield.
Updated Oct 2022