How long will the DUI stay on your record? 48 Answers as of June 09, 2011

How long will the DUI stay on your record?

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LynchLaw
LynchLaw | Michael Thomas Lynch
Currently a DUI will count as a prior conviction for ten years. It use to be seven years but the raised it. It is possible they will raise it again in the future.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/9/2011
Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller
Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller | Thomas Mueller
It stays on your driving record 10 years. On your criminal record forever, however you can expunge it after 3 years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/8/2011
Deal & Hooks, LLC
Deal & Hooks, LLC | Shawn P. Hooks
In Ohio any traffic or criminal offense will remain on your record permanently unless you take action to have your record sealed or expunged. A DUI is not an offense that can be sealed or expunged. The points from your DUI, however, will fall off for purposes of the BMV the same as any other points assessed in a traffic matter. Likewise, your insurance provider may have different lengths that they will look back at your record for purposes of establishing your premium.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 6/8/2011
Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
If you mean your criminal record it stays there for life, and if you get a second DWI or DUI within 10 years they can use it to increase the sentence.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/8/2011
Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC | Jacob Peter Sartz IV
The answer depends on your particular state of residence, where the conviction occurred, the type of offense, and whether the plea and conviction were part of some type of diversionary program. You should consult directly with an experienced criminal attorney if you need specific legal advice for your particular circumstances. In Michigan, DUI's, OWI's OUIL's or other types of related driving infractions cannot currently be expunged because they are considered "traffic offenses." That means they stay on a person's driving and criminal record for a very long time and there is currently no mechanism to formally remove them from the record. There are some exceptions, but a majority of DUI's cannot currently be removed. In some rare, limited instances it may be possible to get a DUI off a person's record. It may be worthwhile to consult with a criminal defense attorney to see if it is an option for your particular circumstances.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/7/2011
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Records are forever. DUI only counts as a prior for 10 years.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    It can be used as a prior for your second or third DUI for ten years. It will always be on your record though.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    Under current Kansas law, a DUI remains on your visible record for life.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Bloom Legal, LLC
    Bloom Legal, LLC | Seth J. Bloom
    In Louisiana, a DUI conviction will stay on your record indefinitely unless you take action to have it expunged. That being said, a DUI conviction can only be used against you in criminal matters for 10 years. This means that if you are arrested for DUI again within a 10 year period then you can be charged with 2nd offense DUI for which the penalties are more harsh. If you are interested in pursuing an expungement in Louisiana, we invite you to contact our firm at the information on this page for a free case evaluation.
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Law Office of Andrew Subin
    Law Office of Andrew Subin | Andrew Subin
    In Washington, it is very difficult to get a DUI vacated or expunged. It will pretty much stay on your record.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Miller & Harrison, LLC
    Miller & Harrison, LLC | David Harrison
    DUI's are never removed from your record.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Craig W. Elhart, P.C.
    Craig W. Elhart, P.C. | Craig Elhart
    A conviction for operating while intoxicated, the current equivalent of a DUI will remain on your record forever.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Theodore W. Robinson, P.C.
    Theodore W. Robinson, P.C. | Theodore W. Robinson
    If it's in NY forever. Sorry, there is no expungement process yet in NY state. I hope the Legislature eventually changes it, but that's the present state of affairs. However, if you werea minor you should see a criminal defense lawyer for assistance. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Michael Moody
    Law Office of Michael Moody | Michael Moody
    It will stay on your record for the rest of your life.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    In Illinois, this remains on your record forever. It does not matter if you received supervision or probation or any other offense, this offense is not expungeable. However, if you were found not guilty after a trial, or if the charges were dismissed, of course, you can get the arrest expunged from your record.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    Criminal convictions stay on your NYSID computer record forever and are never erased or expunged in New York State.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    A conviction for DUI stays on your record forever.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Offices of Scott G. Hilderman
    Law Offices of Scott G. Hilderman | Scott G. Hilderman
    It will stay on your criminal record forever in Montana unless you receive a pardon.
    Answer Applies to: Montana
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    A DWI remains on your record forever if there was a conviction. It enhances any subsequent offense for a period of 10 years. to make the subsequent offense more serious.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    A DUI, like most other offenses, swill stay on your record permanently unless you are eligible to have it expunged. You can only have one conviction of any kind on your record and you have to wait at least five years. Consult with an attorney for more information to determine if you are eligible.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law
    Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
    In Michigan, points from a DUI stay on your driving record for 2 years. The notation of the offense is always on your driving record As for your criminal record, the DUI is always on your criminal record. I hope that this was helpful.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan | Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    It will always be on your record with DMV, but it can only be used to enhance the penalties for a new arrest for a DUI if it is within 10 years. It can be expunged but that has a limited effect.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Johnson & Nicholson, PLLC
    Johnson & Nicholson, PLLC | Carnell Johnson
    In North Carolina, a DWI will permanently stay on your record. If the DUI is in another state, it is possible to have the entry removed from your record.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
    Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
    It will be available for increased sentencing in the event of a new offense for 10 years. Judges and law enforcement however have access to records that go back indefinitely.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Harrison & Harrison
    Harrison & Harrison | Samuel Harrison
    That depends.Whether or not it can be used against you if found guilty of another offense will depend on the state where you get the second offense. As for how long it will be on record somewhere, assume it will be there forever.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Ron Graham Attorney at Law
    Ron Graham Attorney at Law | Ron Graham
    The conviction does not leave your driving record.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Gonzalez Law Associates P.C.
    Gonzalez Law Associates P.C. | Carlos Gonzalez
    The state of new York does not l Allow for expungements so this will remain on your record permanently, if the case isn't over your best bet is to make sure you have a good attorney.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Justin Jones Attorney at Law, PLLC
    Justin Jones Attorney at Law, PLLC | Justin Blaine Jones
    In Mississippi , a DUI will stay on your driving record for five (5) years.
    Answer Applies to: Mississippi
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    The Law Offices of Dustan Neyland
    The Law Offices of Dustan Neyland | Dustan Neyland
    A conviction for any criminal offense will always stay on your record.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Offices of Phil Hache
    Law Offices of Phil Hache | Phil Hache
    If there is a DUI record, it will stay on your record. Assuming you comply with the probation terms, you can later get the DUI expunged. It would still be on your record, but would be on your record as dismissed. I handle expungements as well. Additionally, the DUI can be used against you for the next 10 years (from arrest date) in future DUI charges to increase the sentencing. If you have not yet been convicted, I recommend hiring an attorney as perhaps your case can be won, or charges reduced to something lesser. Feel free to call me to discuss your case in further detail, or to discuss getting the conviction expunged.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Forever unless and until it is expunged.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Mercado & Hartung
    Mercado & Hartung | Stephanie Hartung
    In Washington State a DUI conviction always stays on your record.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC
    The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC | Justin C. Olsinski
    Forever. It will only have an impact on future DWI's for 7 years, but it will always be on your record.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Sharifi & Baron
    Sharifi & Baron | S. Yossof Sharifi
    A DUI will stay on your record for 10 years in Utah under the current law.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Edward A. Kroll, Attorney at Law
    Edward A. Kroll, Attorney at Law | Edward A. Kroll
    It depends on where you are located. In Oregon, where I practice, a DUI conviction stays on your record forever, and cannot be expunged. Many states have similar policies.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Forever .The points go away but it stays forever and you cannot get it expunged.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    The Law Offices of Greg Gray
    The Law Offices of Greg Gray | Greg Gray
    It depends on the jurisdiction in which you live. In Texas, a DWI conviction will be on your record forever. If the case is a borderline case for the State, in other words a case the State thinks it will have a difficult time winning, it may be willing to plead your case to another charge that later could "non-disclosed" which is similar but not the same as an expungement.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
    Forever in Michigan.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Law Office of Joe Dane
    Law Office of Joe Dane | Joe Dane
    It stays on your criminal record indefinitely. Even an "expungement" (there is no such thing, but people call a dismissal under Penal Code section 1203.4 an expungement) doesn't take it off your record. It stays on your DMV record for 10 years.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    San Diego DUI Law Center
    San Diego DUI Law Center | Rick Mueller
    In California, a DUI can be used against you for ten years under present law. Expungement may help in limited circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    The Law Offices of Gabriel Dorman
    The Law Offices of Gabriel Dorman | Gabriel Dorman
    A DUI conviction will stay on your record forever unless you get it expunged at some point after successful completion of probation. However, the DUI conviction will be used as a prior DUI conviction against you on any subsequent DUI arrest occurring within the next 10 years of that conviction. I hope this answer was helpful. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Frances R. Johnson
    Frances R. Johnson | Frances R. Johnson
    It depends upon the state of the conviction, whether the conviction came about from a guilty plea in which you gave up the right to have the conviction sealed or were convicted at trial, how old you were when you received the conviction, priors, etc. Consult an attorney who can ask you specific questions about your situation and give you an accurate response.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts | Andrew Stephen Roberts
    A DUI never really leaves your record. For court purposes it will count as a prior for 10 years.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Nichols Law Firm
    Nichols Law Firm | Michael J. Nichols
    In Michigan it stays on your record forever.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Karmali Law Office, PLLC
    Karmali Law Office, PLLC | Hussein Karmali
    Unfortunately forever, at least in this state.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/6/2011
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