The goal of TAJLR is to encourage our state legislators to change the current state
law written in the TEXAS CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, Section 55.01 and 55.02, which
currently prohibits ANYONE who has every taken Deferred Adjudication for anything
other than a Class C Misdemeanor from EVER being afforded the opportunity of having
their criminal record expunged. There are over 2.2 million people that are affected
by Deferred Adjudication (referred to as “DA” from this point on) in the state of
Texas. 2.2 million people that face a lifetime of employment discrimination, housing
discrimination, broken families, and an endless cycle of poverty and misery.
“There must come a time when those that have paid their debt to society and have
made good on their promise to be productive citizens are afforded the opportunity
of a clean slate”.