Can I Get a DUI Off My Driving Record Before the 10 Years?

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Can I Get a DUI Off My Driving Record Before the 10 Years?

If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County, you may be wondering how long a DUI stays on someone’s driving record. You may also be curious to know if there’s anything that you can do to get the DUI off your record before the 10-year mark.

First off, let us explain how California DUIs affect your driving record. As of January 1, 2007, once a person gets a DUI conviction, it will show on their record for 10 years from the date of the violation – no exceptions.

This means that the 10-year reporting period applies to all drivers, even people who drive a taxi, a bus, a commercial truck, or another vehicle for a living. It doesn’t matter if you maintain a spotless record thereafter, the DUI conviction still remains on your driving record for 10 years.

Can I get my DUI expunged?

If you have completed your probation, you can request an expungement, but it won’t remove the DUI from your record. You can file for an expungement on the DUI, but know that it will not be erased from your criminal record; all that will do is show that your case has been dismissed.

Even if your DUI is dismissed, it won’t change your DMV record. Additionally, if you are arrested for a second DUI within 10 years, you will be subject to enhanced penalties. This is not changed by an expungement.

Why it May Be Worth It

Is it worth it to apply for an expungement? Yes, it still is, especially if you’re concerned that a DUI can have a negative impact on your employment. If your case is dismissed, then that means that employers cannot use the DUI when making hiring decisions. It also shows that you are doing everything possible to address the situation and resolve it legally.

Of course, the best solution is to fight your charges and avoid a DUI conviction in the first place.

Do you have further questions? Or, do you want to fight your DUI charges? Contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. to request a free consultation with an Orange County DUI lawyer. As a Board Certified expert in DUI defense, Attorney Landry can protect your best interests!

  • Board Certified Expert

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    Chosen as a “Top DUI Attorney” in Orange County & rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo.

    Meet Virginia L. Landry
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