Having a DUI on your record can hurt you in a number of ways. Did you know that you may be able to seek to have it removed by seeking a DUI expungement? While not necessarily an easy thing to accomplish, it can be done under the right circumstances, and a Louisiana criminal defense attorney can help you through the process.
How do I seek a DUI expungement? Every state has different laws regarding DUI expungements. In Louisiana, you may seek to have your criminal conviction set aside and expunged only after the terms of your conviction have been met. To do this, you will need to petition the court, supply various documents to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, and maintain a clean criminal record. Finally, the district attorney and court will have to agree that an expungement is justified.
A DUI expungement only takes care of the criminal side of one’s case. It will not affect the administrative side of things. So, if you lost your driving privileges as a result of a DUI conviction, this is a matter that will have to be taken up with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Seeking a DUI expungement sounds fairly straightforward. However, it is not something that will be granted to just anyone. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you tackle both the criminal and administrative side of having your conviction set aside and getting your driving privileges restored. To learn how an attorney can assist you, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.