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Who does the state of Texas allow to look at my criminal records?

Posted by gibens148 
question:
Who does the state of Texas allow to look at my criminal records?

pls advice people
Well, all criminal records are public records. This essentially means that anyone can look at them. Of course, it’s not as easy as looking them up freely on the internet. The records can be filed on different levels of government, like city or county, state, and all the way up to federal. For a person to get access to those levels, they would have to go through the appropriate government representative. For example, on the local level, you would have to go through the county clerk.
You can see your own criminal record too, of course. You can also give people consent to see your records.

This happens most frequently when you apply for jobs, since employers often do a background check that applicants have to agree to.
Once you are deceased, your criminal records may not be filed in the active databases, but they will be easily found in other public databases like the historical records that libraries sometime keep.

At that point, anyone can easily look at them without filing a request for access.
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