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DUI Expungement in Los Angeles

DUI expungement is the legal process offenders go through to get a DUI conviction erased from their records. California is one of several states that allows for the expungement of a DUI, but in order to qualify for expungement in this state, a person must have completed all terms of probation, paid all fines, and can’t be charged with another crime.

Expunging a DUI can be liberating and can mean not having to disclose the conviction on a job application. A Los Angeles DUI attorney can answer specific questions on how a person can go about getting a DUI expunged. To find an attorney, visit FindLaw’s Los Angeles DUI Attorney Directory.

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DIY DUI: Expungement Won't Clear Everything

You may have heard of this process. It's called expungement, and its cleansing name evokes images of a scrubbed, blemish-free record. Well, think again. It is of some use, but it is not the reset button that you might be hoping for.

Expunged DUIs, for example, are still on your driving record and still count as priors for subsequent DUIs for ten years. Thorough internet background checks will probably still find a record of the conviction as well.

DUI Offender May Compete in Winter Olympics

So you've been convicted of a DUI in Los Angeles and you're thinking about how to cope with a conviction. While a DUI has serious consequences in California, offenders still have plenty of life opportunities. And with the help of a Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer, you may even be able to get a DUI expunged.

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DUI Expungement

California is one of several U.S states that allows expungement of a DUI, where people can remove their DUI conviction off their criminal record under certain criteria.

So if you've been convicted of a DUI, and don't want it to haunt you for the rest of your life, you may be able to get a second chance and have the conviction cleared. According to California Penal Code Section 1203.4, a person qualifies for DUI expungement if he or she has completed all terms of probation, paid all fines, and is not charged with another crime.