How Long Does a Class B Misdemeanor for Theft Less Than $500 Stay on Your Record in Texas?

According to the Peveto Law office, a Class B misdemeanor conviction in Texas stays on a person's record forever. If a misdemeanor charge is eligible for deferred adjudication, a charge reduction or pretrial diversion, it is possible to have it cleared from the record through expungement or non-disclosure.

As Nolo explains, a Class B charge is a medium grade misdemeanor punishable by up to a $2,000 fine and six months in jail. A first offense charge of driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana (less than 2 ounces) and driving with an invalid license also fall into this category of crimes.