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Clear Your Record

Clear Your RecordIn California the majority of Driving Under the Influence cases are prosecuted as misdemeanors. This means that upon the successful completion of probation (anywhere from 3-5 years), you may be eligible for an “Expungement,” where a conviction is vacated and a dismissal is entered into the records. Once expunged, you will no longer have a “conviction” on your criminal record (although your DMV driving record may still reveal a “prior” DUI and / or an adverse ruling in a DMV Hearing for purposes of insurance).

It used to be the case that upon the successful completion of probation, filing a petition application with the court all but guaranteed expungement. But since 2008 a new law makes DUI and certain driving-related offenses a lot more difficult to expunge. Granting a petition for expungement of a DUI conviction is now discretionary for the court, which must take into consideration the “interests of justice” with the following factors in mind:

  • The seriousness of the offense.
  • Whether restitution (if any) has been paid.
  • Petitioner’s driving record since the conviction.
  • Age of conviction.
  • Whether this is the first request for expungement.
  • Is petitioner a commercial driver, nanny, pilot, or in a profession where permanent
    disclosure serves the interests of justice?
  • Other mitigating and aggravating factors that justify the granting or denial of the petiton.

A competent DUI Defense Attorney should help you prepare a declaration under penalty of perjury regarding the above topics and present them on your behalf at an Expungement Hearing. Being represented by a competent DUI Defense Attorney guarantees the highest probability that your expungement petition will be granted.

 

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