Truancy FAQ

When must the cases be expunged by?

There is no explicit deadline.  The best practice is to do so as quickly as possible, and also to treat all cases as expunged effective September 1, 2015.  For example, if Johnny Smith hasn’t complied with the court order in his case, it is not recommended to set a show cause for September 15, with the justification that the clerk hasn’t gotten to the ‘S’ for Smith files yet, so Johnny Smith’s case isn’t expunged. (Texas Justice Court Training Center)