DUI Expungements Explained
by San Diego Expungement Attorneys
A DUI or Wet Reckless will stay on your record for up to 10 years, it does not go away automatically. However, you can petition the court to expunge your record pursuant to California Penal Code 1203.4. It’s a tricky process, but once granted you can legally and honestly say that you were never convicted.
Below is some helpful information about how expungements work.
California Expungement Requirements:
- Completed Probation
- Paid All Fines and Restitution
- Sentence Did Not Require Serving Prison Time
- Not Be Facing Any Other Charges or Serving Any Other Sentence
Expunging a DUI or Wet Reckless conviction is achieved much like a regular criminal expungement.
If you have completed probation, and have paid all court fines and restitution, you can request an expungement once probation naturally ends. If your DUI was charged as a felony, we can make a motion to Reduce Your Felony to a Misdemeanor before submitting a petition to expunge.
A good attorney who knows how to make the right argument to expunge felonies will be key if you want success.
What if I am Still on Probation?
You must be off probation to be eligible for an expungement. If you are still on probation, you can expunge record if you motion for Early Termination of Probation. We can help you secure both Early termination of Probation and an Expungement in one hearing. This is the most cost efficient way to get the relief you need.
Do I Need an Attorney for This?
That depends on how complicated your situation is. Most of the time, it’s an easy decision to hire an attorney because you want someone who has enough experience to get you through the process successfully if things get complicated. It’s important to have people who care on your side. Our attorneys and staff take care of every step for you. You almost never have to show up to court.
Because we work fast, and because we are good at what we do, we have the luxury of charging our clients less than what other law firms charge. This is an immediate benefit to you. Plus, as our client, you will have 24/7 online access to your own personal, secure, and confidential account where you can track the progress of your case and have complete access to your paperwork.
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We care for you, and we’re on your side to get you the relief you need.
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Scott Hullinger, Esq.
Criminal and Civil Attorney