A non-disclosure can generally be described as “hiding” a criminal record from the public. This means your record never really goes away. Certain agencies and entities can always view your criminal record.
You can read about eligibility requirements here for a petition for non-disclosure.
Here is the list currently provided by the Texas Government Code 411.081(i) of agencies that can see non-disclosed criminal records.
- The State Board for Educator Certification;
- School Districts;
- Charter Schools;
- Private Schools;
- Regional education-service center;
- Commercial-transportation companies;
- Education shared-service arrangement companies;
- Texas Medical Board;
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired;
- Board of Law Examiners;
- State Bar of Texas;
- A District Court regarding petition for name change;
- Texas School for the deaf;
- Department of Family and Protective Services;
- Texas Youth Commission;
- Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services;
- Department of State Health Services;
- Local mental…
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