When an adult Plano, Texas, resident is convicted of driving while intoxicated, the conviction can remain on that person's record forever. That means that every time that person has to apply for various services and benefits, the check box that asks about criminal convictions must be ticked. However, if a person convicted of DWI is able to obtain an expungement, it can wipe the conviction off of their record.
However, there are certain serious offenses, including some DWI offenses, which cannot be expunged. In such a situation, however, it may be possible for a person who was convicted of DWI to obtain what is called an "Order for Non-disclosure." This order does not erase a DWI conviction record like DWI expungement; however, it limits the accessibility of the conviction record considerably.