In addition to hearing from people currently dealing with DUI arrests, we get a lot of requests for help from people who want to remove their DUI from their record. This process is called expungment. To have a DUI expunged is different in each state. In fact, some states do not even allow expungement so it is important to be up to date on your state’s expungement laws.
If you’ve been through the process of a DUI conviction, you know the best way to go about it is to hire a lawyer. The same is true if you want to proceed with getting your DUI conviction expunged from your record. There are many factors that go into granting an expungement and you want to make sure you have an expert attorney by your side.
The expungement process can be very difficult. First, you need to qualify for one. The conditions for qualification are different for each state. In most cases expungements are not granted for most felonies, any type of crime involving sexual abuse, or any crime involving the corruption of a minor.
There is often a waiting period in order to have your conviction expunged. Therefore, you can’t try and get your conviction expunged the day after you’re convicted. You must also be in good standing order with the law and have all the terms of your sentence fulfilled.
As you can tell, you need to be very patient if you want your DUI expunged. However, I believe that having clean record is definitely worth the wait.