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How long does a DUI stay on your record in california?
October 25, 2012 8:41PM
- Most convictions of traffic offenses, such as hit and run, reckless driving, and driving under the influence (DUI) will remain on your record for 10 years from the violation date and count as 2 points.
- Most other traffic offense convictions will remain on your record for 3 years from the violation date and count as 1 point.
- Accidents are reported for 3 years from the accident date. If you are found to be at fault, the accident normally counts as 1 point.
- Actions taken against your driving privilege, such as a suspension or revocation due to a DUI or a failure to provide proof of financial responsibility, will be reported for 3 years from the proof termination date or the reinstatement date, whichever is earlier.
- A Failure To Appear for DUI offenses will be reported for 10 years from the violation date. All other Failure To Appears and Failure to Pay fines will be reported for 5 years from the violation date.
Despite popular misconception, a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction in California does not go off of your criminal record in seven years. In fact, it stays on your record for life unless you are proactive and have the conviction expunged. You can and should expunge a DUI conviction from your criminal record. It is important to note that expungement does not affect your DMV record.
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