Criminal records in Texas can be accessed on the Texas Department of Public Safety's website through the conviction database. Requests for criminal records and court documents in Texas can also be requested in person at the corresponding county courthouse's records office.
When utilizing the Department of Public Safety's website, users can search arrests, prosecutions and judgment documents related to criminal records. The conviction database prompts users to enter a defendant's last name for a list of criminal cases. This information is readily available because criminal court records are deemed public record. However, fees apply when searching for criminal history records online or requesting copies in person.