Todays law should not override the laws utilized in the year 2002. Take a situation where Class C citations are issued in 2002 and reset by some member of law enforcement in 2011. In Texas 1) Surcharge Legislation did not exist until 2003 2) A "No Insurance" Citation could be dropped at the local courthouse by proving insurance and paying a $10.00 fee 3) Data systems for citations did not house biometric data 4) Computerized finger print systems did not exist in police departments, so only finger print cards were issued to the Federal Government to create federal records; thus, many records are invalid or mixed with another's prints 5) Records are disseminated into public data one year after disposition so records older than the date after final disposition are a risk to pursue. The crime is really on the part of the officer or prosecutor that cannot prove reliable evidence on a 7 to 14 year old record. Class C violations should be expunged after three years at max. Class A and B should hold the same standard or maybe a 5 to 7 year max in data systems. The Felony already drops off the record in 7 years anyway. The problem here is that many old records show no dispositions as records sare handled differently based on the county in Texas, so a record resolved in one county may show as a no disposition case in another. Additionally, sometimes the courts hold proceedings on cases "off docket" due to extenuating circumstances. Public data system owners and various counties pushing their own criminal database systems commonly break court seals and change record dispositions to convictions to illegally to promote their systems.