In our last post, we began speaking about the expunction process. As we noted, only certain offenses are eligible for expunction, and offenders must meet certain requirements as well. For one thing, an applicant for expunction must not have received deferred adjudication or probation. Neither will expunction be granted to applicants who have been convicted of a felony within five years of the arrest for which he or she is seeking expunction.
Texas readers may remember that Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy was charged with domestic last year in connection with an incident involving an ex-girlfriend. Hardy was later found guilty of assault and making death threats, but he later appealed that ruling. The convictions were later dismissed when the ex-girlfriend refused to cooperate with the district attorney’s office, apparently following a civil settlement with Hardy.
Halloween is one of the holidays that generate significant concern when it comes to drunk driving, and many law enforcement agencies increase patrols and take additional enforcement efforts to help increase roadway safety. For instance, police in Austin implemented a so-called no refusal weekend over the holiday.