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DUI stays on a person's record forever

Posted by Peter Carini | Nov 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

DUI convictions can never be expunged

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Contrary to common belief, diversion does not remove your guilty plea from your criminal record.

Although your case will be dismissed at the end of a year (if you successfully complete diversion) the record of your case will always be available to the public. This record is permanent. It will always show that you were charged with a crime and that you pled guilty or not contest. Your criminal record will always show that a court ordered you into alcohol and drug treatment.

There are typical penalties if a person is convicted oif DUI for the first time: 10 to 20 days' jail, a one-year license suspension, two years' bench probation, alcohol treatment. When a license is reinstated, a person who has been convicted of DUI generally cannot drive any vehicle that does not have an ignition interlock device installed.

Of all of the penalties, perhaps the worst is that a DUI conviction or entry into diversion will never be removed from your criminal record.

If you're charged with DUI, you will want to have the charge against you dismissed. If that's not possible, it's possible to avoid a conviction by taking your case to trial.

Carini & Francis knows how important it is to defend against DUII charges, and the kind of impact a DUI conviction or diversion can have on the rest of your life.

About the Author

Peter Carini

Criminal Defense trial attorney. DUII law specialist.

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