Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
In California, DUIs remain on your DMV record for 10 years and cannot be expunged from your DMV record. The DUI convictions may be expunged from the court records, at the discretion of a judge, but can still be used as enhancements for future DUI filings and convictions. If you wish the court to expunge your court records, you will need to file a petition with the court. The clerk's office at the courthouse should have the necessary forms.
Answer Applies to: California
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
It depends on the outcome of the case and how long it has been since the disposition. If it has been 5 years or more from the disposition and it was a 1st offense (misdemeanor) you should be able to make a written request yourself. If not, then you should speak to an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If your DUI was not dropped completely or you were found not guilty after a trial, and you were not given a summary suspension for refusal to take or failure to pass, the breath test, you cannot get the matter expunged or sealed off your record.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
It probably can't be done because each DUI conviction carries with it increasingly severe penalties. If you were to expunge your record and then get a subsequent DUI, would it be your first or would it be your second?
Answer Applies to: Washington
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
You need to hire a lawyer who can shepherd you through the Governor's Pardon long-shot procedure.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Germaine & Blaszka, P.A. | Donald L. Blaszka, Jr.
You should consult an experienced NH DUI attorney to help assist you with a petition to annul the record of your DUI conviction. Please keep in mind that you must wait a minimum of 10 years from the date of conviction before you can petition to annul a DUI conviction in NH.
Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Some CA convictions can be 'expunged' from criminal records by proper application and Petition to the convicting court, but ONLY IF there was no felony prison time sentenced whether served or not, and if all terms of sentencing and at least one year of probation are completed, and if there are no new charges pending. If successful, the conviction would be withdrawn and the charges dismissed. Expungement does NOT clear, 'remove', erase or disappear the conviction. It does change the record to show an arrest with 'conviction reversed and charges dismissed by expungement'. The conviction is still a 'prior' or 'strike' for purposes of repeat offenses with the court or DMV, and for vehicle insurance rates. Expungement will help in obtaining employment. When applying for a job in the private sector, in response to any question concerning your prior criminal record, you may legally deny that you were arrested or convicted of the offense. If you're serious about doing this, and you think you qualify under those rules, feel free to contact me for the legal help you'll need.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
New York State does not have an expungment statute. I wish they did since I get 100 emails and calls a month from people who have criminal convictions and they re not able to get a job, an apartment, government benefits, or have other problems related to their criminal record. If it is a felony it is much worse since you cannot vote, own a gun, be a professional, get licensed for professions, or travel to certain countries. The only thing you can do is to make a motion to vacate the conviction if it was illegal, improper, or there is new evidence of innocence and those are grounds that are rare and hard to prove. That is why it is so important to understand the law, follow it, and avoid getting arrested since most people who are convicted of a crime will have that conviction for life. The good news is that you can still start your own business or do any number of jobs or careers with a DWI conviction unless it is a felony. Even with a felony conviction you can still own many small businesses or have a partner in business if it requires a license. The answer to your problem is to get the education, vocabulary skills, job skills, business skills, and find a business or career that you will love and be good at. The hard part is doing the many hours of study and hard work that is required to run a successful business. I would look into becoming an electrician, plumber, contractor, roofer, or start an internet business. The est business opportunities involve internet companies, internet marketing, and building websites or doing SEO work for other professionals and businesses. You can buy and sell items from estate sales and storage bins, work at flea markets, sell arts and crafts, or start a small home business. Any bookstore will have lots of good books on jobs, home businesses, and internet businesses. That is called taking the initiative instead of just waiting for something to come along.
Answer Applies to: New York