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A useful case today from the Texas Supreme Court on the statute of limitations barring an expunction in a misdemeanor case:

http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2007/jun/060974.htm

JAS

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Posts: 586 | Location: Denton,TX | Registered: January 08, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hallelujah! I'm so glad this has been resolved. I was tired of hearing "but X county doesn't do it like that."

And reading over the opinion, what I find most interesting is not only that the SOL must run on a misdemeanor, but that the SOL must run even though the defendant got deferred for a Class C. We've been pretty strict on SOLs here, but once the Class C deferred was discharged, we were allowing the expunction. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
 
Posts: 1116 | Location: Waxahachie | Registered: December 09, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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What, you don't have enough criminal appellate opinions to read over there in your new gig?
 
Posts: 2135 | Location: McKinney, Texas, USA | Registered: February 15, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Usually, I find reading new cases beats wondering about the fine details of TOA. But that's me. Sometimes, the content of the latter is preferable to the content of the former. But that, alas, is up to the courts.

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