With the passage of proposition #9, the Texas Constitution has been amended to authorize the Governor, on the written recommendation and advice of the Board of Pardons and Paroles (Board), to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision. Senate Bill 144 implemented the constitutional amendment by amending Code of Criminal Procedure 48.01 effective January 1, 2012.
To be eligible for pardon based upon a deferred adjudication community supervision, the following criteria must be met:
Must successfully complete the term of deferred adjudication community supervision, and
May submit the application on or after the 10th anniversary date of the discharge and dismissal of the deferred adjudication community supervision.
The following new applications have been developed for this process. Please choose the appropriate application based upon your specific circumstances:
DEFERRED ADJUDICATION AND NO OTHER ARRESTS OR
CONVICTIONS: If you have arrests related to a deferred adjudication and no other arrests or convictions, please click on the following link:
(Link to Discharge and Dismissal only application)
DEFERRED ADJUDICATION AND OTHER ARRESTS BUT NO CONVICTIONS: If you have other arrests not related to your Deferred Adjudication offense that did not result in a conviction, please click on the following link: (Link to other arrests-no conviction only application)
The following current application will be used for DEFERRED ADJUDCATION, OTHER ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS: If you have other arrests, not related to your Deferred Adjudication offense, that did or did not result in a conviction, please click on the following link: (Link to Full Pardon Application)