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A DUI/DWI conviction will appear on a criminal background check requested by a prospective employer, landlord, or licensing authority, for example. Generally, the only way to remove a DUI/DWI conviction from appearing in some or all of such background checks is to have it expunged or sealed—which is only possible in limited circumstances.

In Texas, a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction will indeed appear on a criminal background check, which can be accessed by prospective employers, landlords, or licensing authorities. Texas law allows for the expunction of certain criminal records, which would remove the conviction from background checks. However, expunction is only available under specific circumstances, such as if the charge was dismissed, the person was acquitted, or if they were convicted but later found to be actually innocent. For DWI convictions, expunction is generally not possible unless the charge was reduced to a lesser offense and certain conditions are met. In some cases, a DWI conviction may be eligible for an order of non-disclosure after a waiting period and if the individual meets certain criteria, which does not erase the record but restricts its accessibility to the public. It's important to consult with an attorney to understand the options and eligibility for expunction or non-disclosure in Texas.

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