Looking for a Pennsylvania DUI Expungement Lawyer?
DUI Expungement generally means the clearing, extraction and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement agency or criminal justice agency concerning a persons detection, apprehension, arrest, detention, trial, or disposition of an offense within the criminal justice system by removal, deletion, erasing, sealing, destroying and other processes.
DUI Expungements are not seen as a right by the state. It is a privilege granted to the petitioner only after the proper paperwork has been filed (correctly). The conditions vary from state to state but basically this privilege is reserved for 1st offenses and the reasons that an individual is seeking DUI expungement will also factor into the decision making process of the courts.
Effect of an Expungement
Once your record has been expunged, the law allows one to say it never happened. It allows you to answer “NO” on questions that ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime on job applications, etc… It is the ultimate form of relief for convicted persons and anyone with a criminal conviction record (DUI convictions are criminal offenses in most every state) should research ways to remove the record as soon as possible (eligible).
DUI Expungement Eligibility
If the petitioner is eligible for an expungement almost any and all records with few exceptions can and will be expunged. These records also include all complaints, warrants, arrests, commitments, processing records, fingerprints, photographs, index cards, “rap sheets” and judicial dockets.