Can you have a DUI expunged from your record in PA?
It general expungement is possible. It all depends from case to case. First you have to make sure that you are eligible for expungement; to do this you will need to contact the relevant authorities in PA.
It can be, but it's not a particularly simple or inexpensive process. Additional: As above, I believe the CRIMINAL conviction of DUI MAY be able to be expunged, however the DMV record of DUI will always exist. Your DMV record is a cumulative total of ALL your infractions and, especially in the case of DUI's, can be used as an enhancement factor to the sentence if you should commit any further DUI's in the future.
Having a DUI charge expunged from a record is a tedious task. Being eligible means answering a few questions first. Was it the first and only conviction? How much time has passed since the conviction? What was the severity and nature of the crime? After these are answered you can fill out an application for expungement from the local court house.
In most instances, your record cannot be expunged. As a general rule it needs to be the only criminal conviction on your record and a significant amount of time to have passed, for misdemeanor DUI in Connecticut it is 3 years. Juvenile records can be sealed and expunged, different rules, but more or less the same process.
It depends on the state and on the type of record. In New Jersey, for example, a DUI is part of the driving record, not a criminal record, and cannot be expunged. Update: In Florida, for example, there is no waiting period. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can begin immediately, although the process can take a while!
If you were charged criminally it will always remain on your record (I am uncertain as to whether a criminal DUI offense can be expunged or not - you would have to check on this) - if it was charged as a traffic offense it WILL always remain on your driving record. Your driving record is a COMPLETE history of your driving life and does NOT go away.
Was the DUI charged as a criminal violation or simply a violation of the traffic statutes? If a criminal charge, it will appear as a permanent part of your criminal record unless you file a petition/motion to have the record 'expunged.' However, if you are referring to your driving record - as a part of your driving history, it will remain as permanent part of your driving record.
If you were charged CRIMINALLY with DUI you MAY be able to have your CRIMINAL record expunged, However, as a part of your drivers license history it will always appear on your driving record. Your drivers record is a lifelong compendium of your driving history and the DUI will remain so the courts will be able to refer to it in order to know know how to treat you if you become a repeat offender…
was accused for dui alcohol 1n 2002 but never convicted case was dismissed, why does it still appear in DMV print out?
The laws surrounding DUI's differ from location to location which means the law must be checked within the respective area of the individual with the DUI. Upon completing the necessary requirements or being eligible for the removal of the DUI, the court must first approve for the DUI to be expunged from the individual's record. The expungement depends on whether it was the individual's first time as an offender, the amount of time that has…