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Expunctions for UCW Convictions: 2021 Legislative Update

In 2021, the 87th Texas Legislature created a brand new type of eligibility for expunctions. Now, if you have been convicted of Unlawful Carrying Weapons (UCW), committed before September 1, 2021, as it existed prior to September 1, 2021, then you are eligible to receive an immediate expunction.1

This new expunction eligibility scenario entitles you to receive an expunction, meaning that there is no legitimate ground for the state to object. Also, because of the recent case law developed in the Texas Supreme Court, you will be entitled to an expunction for UCW even if you were charged for multiple offenses in the same arrest.

Do you need an expunction to clear a UCW conviction? Schedule a consultation today.

This is currently the only expunction scenario for convictions. Learn more information about expunctions here

The 87th Legislature changed the UCW law by restricting the offense to possession of a handgun in situations where the person is under 21 or committed within five-years of committing Assault Bodily Injury (not Class C Assault), Deadly Conduct, Terroristic Threat, or Disorderly Conduct by discharge of firearm in a public place or Disorderly Conduct by display of firearm, but only if you have been convicted of that offense.2

Learn more information about the new UCW law here


Legal References:

1 H.B. 1927, 87th Texas Legislature, Section 4

2 H.B. 1927, 87th Texas Legislature, Section 21