How to Expunge DUI Record in California

Saturday, July 11, 2015

California laws allow persons with a DUI conviction on their record to get that record expunged. What does the term “expungement” mean? Expungement refers to the the process of getting your record completely eliminated or legally destroyed. For all practical and legal purposes, your DUI record after an expungement will no longer exist.

There are different types of offenses and convictions that may be eligible for an expungement. Under California laws, most persons with a DUI conviction on their record will be able to expunge the record. You may want to consider expungement for a number of reasons. In many professions and occupations, persons who have a DUI conviction on their record may be ineligible for employment. If you have been convicted of a DUI, for instance, you may find that you are no longer eligible for employment in the transportation sector, education field, and in other areas.

The process to complete an expungement is simple, but involves documentation and adherence to the right protocols and procedures. You will must file a petition with the court, and petition the court for an expungement of your DUI record.

Speak to a Los Angeles DUI lawyer about whether a DUI conviction can be expunged in your case. An expungement procedure can take up to four months to complete. The time period for an expungement process to be completed depends on a number of factors, including how old your DUI conviction is. For instance, if you had a DUI conviction many years ago, you are likely to find that the process takes longer simply because of all the practical and logistical issues to resolve.


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