Felony Restrictions by Code
Below is a listing of the Texas Codes that contain statutory restrictions on convicted felons. Click on a code to view the restrictions we have been able to identify within that code. We do not warrant this to be a complete listing of all restrictions for felons.
§1701.312. Law Enforcement Officers — Disqualification: Felony Conviction Or Placement On Community Supervision
(a) A person who has been convicted of a felony is disqualified to be an officer, public security officer, telecommunicator, or county jailer, and the commission may not issue a license to, and a law enforcement agency may not appoint or employ, the person.
(b) For purposes of this section and Section 1701.502, a person is convicted of a felony if a court enters an adjudication of guilt against the person on a felony offense under the laws of this or another state or the United States, regardless of whether:
(1) the sentence is subsequently probated and the person is discharged from community supervision;
(2) the accusation, complaint, information, or indictment against the person is dismissed and the person is released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense; or
(3) the person is pardoned for the offense, unless the pardon is granted expressly for subsequent proof of innocence.
Note(s) Regarding This Legislation:
During the 82nd Legislature, HB 3823(6) amended Sec. 1701.312.