Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.
(a) A juvenile court may allow, by order, the inspection of records sealed under this subchapter or under Section 58.003, as that law existed before September 1, 2017, only by:
(1) a person named in the order, on the petition of the person who is the subject of the records;
(2) a prosecutor, on the petition of the prosecutor, for the purpose of reviewing the records for possible use:
(A) in a capital prosecution; or
(B) for the enhancement of punishment under Section 12.42, Penal Code; or
(3) a court, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, or the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for the purposes of Article 62.007(e), Code of Criminal Procedure.
(b) After a petitioner inspects records under this section, the court may order the release of any or all of the records to the petitioner on the motion of the petitioner.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Family Code - FAM § 58.260. Inspection and Release of Sealed Records - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/family-code/fam-sect-58-260.html
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?