If you have been convicted of a DUI, your criminal record will reflect this fact for the rest of your life, or until you request the incident be expunged from your record. Having a drunk driving conviction could hurt your chances of employment or finding quality housing. A DUI lawyer in Vista can help.
While your Vista DUI attorney can help you better understand whether or not you meet the requirements to have your record expunged, there are a few conditions you absolutely must meet before the process can get started. You must have already completed your probation and paid off all fines, restitution fees and reimbursement charges that you may have incurred due to your sentence. Additionally, you cannot be facing charges or serving probation for another crime.
While having your DUI expunged from your record can help you pass employee background checks and other investigations into your criminal past, it is important to realize that this information will still be available to the police and courts if you face any future legal matters. Additionally, if you apply to any public jobs, you must disclose that you have a drunk driving conviction on your record. Also, the expungement will not apply to your DMV record, and your conviction will remain on your driving record for 10 years.
If you have any questions about DUI expungement or if you would like to get the process started, please call Peter M. Liss at (760) 643-4050.
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