What about FTAS cases that have not been dismissed and where no conviction has been entered?
Those cases are still pending, and the bill allows the court to proceed on them. However, there will be no benefit to proceeding on these open cases because if the case is dismissed, it must automatically be expunged. Or, if the defendant is convicted, it must automatically be expunged. Therefore, in many counties, the plan is that the prosecutor will file a motion to dismiss any pending FTAS cases. (Texas Justice Court Training Center)