For How Long is a DUI on my record?
Once you successfully complete the term of probation, you can apply for an expungement to get the conviction off your criminal record. The value of this is that you don’t have to disclose your conviction to employers. However, just because the conviction is expunged from your record doesn’t mean it is gone, it is still a priorable offense if you get another DUI within the next ten years. A priorable offense means that the court may consider another DUI within ten years when sentencing you on a second or third DUI.
Can I get a DUI on my record Removed?
As mentioned above, you can get the DUI on your record removed by first completing probation and apply for an expungement, but the DUI counts as a “prior offense” if you are facing another DUI within ten years.
If you happen to be on probation, you may be eligible for early termination. To see if you qualify, it would be a good idea to talk about your case with an experienced attorney.
Keep in mind that the term “record” can mean different things as well. The DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) keeps their own driving records as do the criminal courts of your jurisdiction. Additionally, there are a few different kinds of criminal records in the state of California. Therefore, it’s important to know the reason why you want to remove the DUI from your record so that your are not wasting your time or money in the effort.
How Do I Remove the DUI on my Record?
As mentioned above, start with contacting an attorney for either petitioning the court for an early termination of your probation or for a full scale expungement of your criminal record. The time and cost will be well worth it once you focus on all the benefits that come with your decision to start fresh.
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