Effective September 1, 1997, Govt. Code 411.088 allows citizens to obtain conviction and/or felony-deferred adjudication records of an offender directly from DPS - not from the local agency.
Citizens my also use the internet to request this public information electronically through DPS website (https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/crime-records-service/crime-records-general-information). For further information contact the Non-criminal Justice Unit of DPS at (512) 424-2474.
Any individual is entitled to his or her own criminal history record. He can be fingerprinted in Austin at the Department of Public Safety, Crime Records Service, to establish identification and will need to pay the current fee. If a record is located, it will be provided to the individual.