After a conviction, a DUI charge will go on both your driving and criminal
record. While a DUI in California automatically falls off a person’s
DMV record after 10 years, it can stay on their criminal record for life.
As a result, it may be more difficult to find a job or apply for a school
that requires a background check. However, thanks to California law, there
is the possibility to have a DUI charge expunged, or removed, from a criminal
record. Continue reading to learn more about getting a DUI expunged.
DUI Expungement Eligibility
You may be eligible for an expungement if you have completed probation
for your DUI, paid all fines and restitution, and are not facing any other
charges or serving another sentence. With the help of a lawyer, you can
obtain all of the court documents regarding your case and begin your petition
with the court to get your DUI expunged. A copy of the petition must be
served to the prosecutor.
Once you have properly filed your petition, the court will set a date where
the judge will review your case. If the judge grants the request, you
can withdraw your guilty plea or no contest with a not guilty plea and
have the case dismissed. Depending on your circumstances, the expungement
process can take anywhere from 90 to 120 days. If your case is less than
10 years ago, the process will most likely be quicker.
If you have been arrested for a DUI and want to get it expunged, contact our
Modesto DUI defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark Girdner today. It is in your best interest
to have experienced legal guidance by your side while dealing with an
Call (209) 326-1533 or contact us online
to for a free consultation.