Have you ever received a DUI and wondered how long it would be before it was removed from your criminal record? I hate to break it to you, but a DUI will remain on your criminal record forever. The only way to get it removed is to obtain an expungement. This would remove your record from public access, preventing employers and others from finding out about your past. There are certain requirements to be eligible for a DUI expungement. If your DUI case was dismissed or you were found not guilty by a jury, the records related to your arrest and charges are eligible for an expungement after one year or earlier with the consent of the prosecutor. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor DUI, the records related to the arrest, charges, and conviction are eligible for an expungement after five years or earlier with the consent of the prosecutor. You will want to make sure that all of your fees, fines, and court costs related to the case have been paid. If you’re not sure, call 317-643-1813 to find out.
There are additional time frames for felony DUI’s that can range from five to ten years. Most felony DUI’s are eligible for an expungement, except for offenses that involve homicide.
DUI’s can affect your life in so many ways including but not limited to license suspensions, jail time, costly insurance premiums, fees, job termination, and much more. Always plan ahead and try to avoid driving impaired. You could save yourself from a heap of collateral consequences! However, if you do find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being charged with a DUI or having a DUI on your record, you can always call Attorney Sarah Brinkley at Brinkley Law. She will answer your answers and guide you in the right direction. You can call 317-643-1813 or book at appointment conveniently online at brinkleylawllc.com/book-online.