There are situations when a DUI can be expunged. If you have received a DUI conviction, you will need to complete any sentencing before you can proceed with the process of having the charge expunged. A DUI conviction can prohibit you from getting a job or driving your car. It could also interfere with leaving the country or getting specific licenses that can help you get better jobs. After you receive the DUI charge, you will have to appear before a judge so that your case can be heard. There are several scenarios that could occur depending on the length of your criminal record, your demeanor when you were pulled over for the DUI and how you act in court.
The judge will give you a sentence based on your history. If you are placed on probation, then you will need to complete all of the requirements before you can attempt to get your record expunged. There is the possibility that your license will be revoked. If this is the case, then it won’t do much good to have the record expunged because you won’t be able to drive anyway until your license is reinstated. When you have fulfilled the sentencing requirements, then you can get a form from the courthouse to begin the process of expungement. Fill in all of the information required on the form, including the docket number for the case. You will also need to pay a fee. There could be additional forms to complete if the DUI is considered a felony charge. A copy of the form will be sent to the prosecutor, who will make a decision.
If you are unsure of how to complete the form, then you should contact an attorney so that he can help you. It is important to follow any recommendations that the attorney gives you regarding having your record expunged. If the attorney doesn’t think the record can be taken care of, then you can either halt the procedure or try to find another attorney.