I need to expunge my DUI off my record and what do I need to do? 38 Answers as of September 21, 2012

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Blough Law Office | Janis L. Blough
If it is your only conviction, an experienced attorney can help you get it expunged. Of course, it will remain on your SOS record even if that is granted. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/21/2012
Douglas M. Philpott, P.C. | Peter J. Philpott
In Michigan you can't.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/16/2012
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
Replied: 9/16/2012
Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
THERE IS NO EXPUNGEMENT IN CALIFORNIA.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/16/2012
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
You can't, driving offenses are nonexpungable by statute. You will have it on your record forever.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/16/2012
    Miller & Harrison, LLC
    Miller & Harrison, LLC | David Harrison
    Unless it was completely dismissed it cannot be sealed or removed from your record. If it was dismissed then there is a procedure to follow and the court. Clerk of any court has the forms.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
    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
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    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
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    You should call an attorney who does expungements and follow his directions.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    You cannot expunge a conviction. You can request a set aside.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Law Office of Charles J. Block
    Law Office of Charles J. Block | Charles J. Block
    Cannot expunge it as it is a traffic matter and not a criminal matter
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Dennis P. Mikko Attorney at Law | Dennis P. Mikko
    You cannot expunge a DUI from your record in Michigan.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Germaine & Blaszka, P.A.
    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
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
    You cannot expunge a DUI.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Nichols Law Firm
    Nichols Law Firm | Michael J. Nichols
    Not possible in Michigan. You can only attack the conviction.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    Get a pardon. Criminal convictions are not expunged.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    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
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    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
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Joneson & Michael, LLC
    Joneson & Michael, LLC | Rachel A. Michael
    In Colorado, there is no process to remove your DUI conviction from your record. It will remain as a permanent conviction.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Law Office of Evan E. Zelig
    Law Office of Evan E. Zelig | Evan E. Zelig
    You may apply for petition of dismissal by yourself, or contact an attorney who handles expungement matters for more information about taking care of those matters.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
    Cannot happen under Michigan law.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    DUI convictions cannot be vacated, expunged or otherwise removed.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Anderson Law Office
    Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
    In MN it is very unlikely you can do this.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 9/16/2012
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