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Criminal Conviction Guidelines

 

These guidelines are issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) pursuant to the Texas Occupations Code, 53.025(a). These guidelines describe the process by which TDLR determines whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted. These guidelines present the general factors that are considered in all cases and also the reasons why particular crimes are considered to relate to each type of license issued by TDLR.

RELATION OF CRIMES TO SPECIFIC LICENSES ISSUED BY TDLR

Crimes Involving Prohibited Sexual Conduct Or Involving Children As Victims.

Reasons:

  1. Licensees have direct contact with members of the general public, often in settings with no one else present.
  2. A person with a predisposition for crimes involving prohibited sexual conduct or involving children as victims would have the opportunity to engage in further similar conduct.
Crimes Against The Person Such As Homicide, Kidnapping And Assault.

Reasons:

  1. Licensees have direct contact with persons in situations that have potential for confrontational behavior.
  2. A person with a predisposition of a violent response would pose a risk to the public.
Guidelines For License Applicants With Criminal Convictions

http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/crimconvict.htm

Criminal History Evaluation Letter:

Determination of Eligibility Request Form Instructions
http://license.state.tx.us/crimHistoryEval.htm