Jacob P. Sartz IV., Attorney at Law | Jacob Sartz
Under the current law for setting aside previous convictions because of good behavior or rehabilitation, the answer is no because traffic offenses are specifically excluded from that act. You'd need to potentially go back and somehow undo the original conviction on an appeal, essentially, which is very challenging to do in most situations unless the case itself was badly messed up.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Law Office of Timothy M. Donahue | Timothy M. Donahue
Pre-trial diversion is one way that does not result in a final conviction, so that you would be able to clean your record. Whether pre-trial diversion is available in the county in which you are charged depends on that county's policy. A final conviction, even one that results in probation, will never come off of your record. There is no deferred adjudication for DWI.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Robert Mortland | Law Office of Robert Mortland
Yes, you can file an expungement motion per penal code section 1203.4. This will not affect how the court sees the charge and it will be priorable for 10 years regardless of what happens at the expungement stage.
Answer Applies to: California
Glass Defense Firm | Jason M. Glass
The only way for you to get a DUI charge expunged from your record is to participate in the DUI deferral program. The program is open to true first offenders with a BAC under .15 only. Otherwise, no, there is no way to have a DUI expunged in WV.
Answer Applies to: West Virginia
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
No. However, while the general rule is Records are forever, some CA convictions can be 'expunged' from criminal records by proper application and Petition to the court, but ONLY IF there was no felony prison time sentenced whether served or not, and if it was not for certain listed sexual crimes, and if all terms of sentencing and at least one year of probation are completed, and if there are no new charges pending. Sounds like yours may qualify. If successful, the conviction would be withdrawn and the charges dismissed. Expungement does NOT clear, 'remove' or erase the conviction, but does change the record to show 'conviction reversed and dismissed by expungement'. It doesn't disappear. The conviction is still a 'prior' or 'strike' for purposes of repeat offense. It still shows on your record that is accessible to government agencies, law enforcement and the courts, such as through LiveScan. Expungement specifically does NOT restore firearms rights lost due to felony conviction. Expungement will help in obtaining and keeping employment. When applying for a job in the private sector, in response to any question concerning your prior criminal record, you may deny that you were arrested or convicted of the offense.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
A conviction for DUI is a permanent record. There has been an expungement bill pending in the past in the Alabama Legislature but it is yet to pass. If it were to pass, it might allow for an expungement of a DUI conviction.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Larry K. Dunn & Associates | Larry K. Dunn
A misdemeanor dui conviction may be expunged or removed from your criminal record after 7 years. It is best to consult with an attorney to have the records expunged to insure the numerous reporting agencies remove the record of conviction.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
You cannot remove a criminal conviction from your record or the police NYSID computer. New York does not have an expungement statute so you will find it hard to get a good job with a DWI conviction. You cannot go to Canada or some other countries and your insurance will be very expensive. It is much safer and cheaper to take a taxi.
Answer Applies to: New York
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If you were found guilty on the case, by plea or trial, you will have a permanent record, and it cannot be expinged or sealed, however, with court supervision after a finding of guilty, nobody should be aware of the offense except law enforcement agencies and the court system. If the case was dismissed outright, and you never had the statutory summary suspension, you can get it expunged from your record.
Answer Applies to: Illinois