A legal expungement in Texas refers to the complete elimination of a criminal record. Also known as an expunction, once this process has been successfully completed, and the record is destroyed, it is as if the record never actually existed. As one could imagine, under Texas law there are strict eligibility requirements for such a process, which is why we recommend anyone considering this option consult with an attorney in advance. Failing to do so could result in wasted time and effort, as well as lost court costs. All consultations with our firm are free and confidential.