If you pled guilty to DUI you must now wait 10 years after your sentence or probation (whichever is longer) to expunge you DUI misdemeanor conviction. DUI felony convictions are not eligible for expungement.
The court must make a determination that the DUI misdemeanor expungement petition has been filed 10 years after the end of the petitioner’s sentence or probation, whichever is longer. The Court also must make a finding that:
a. The person had not in the five years prior to the filing of the petition for expungement been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor;
b. No proceeding concerning a felony or misdemeanor is pending or being instituted against the person; and
c. The offense is not one subject to enhancement for a second or subsequent offense or the time for such an enhancement has expired.
Our office will order your records, review the records with you to determine if you qualify or what we can do to help you become qualified, prepare your expungement records, petitions and orders, file your expungements with the court and appear at expungement hearings without you ever having to step foot in the court house!
If you pled guilty to a misdemeanor, the court charges $100.00 to file for a misdemeanor expungement petition and order. If the court determines you do not qualify for expungement, the court will refund ½ of your filing fee. Our fees for services is typically $250.00 for each petition filed, though this fee can vary based on your individual circumstance.
For example, if you were charged with a DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding 10 years ago on December 31, 2007, we would charge you a retainer of $250.00 to prepare, file and petition the court to expunge your record. You would have to pay an additional $40.00 for us to order your criminal records and certificate of eligibility from the state and you would have to pay a $100.00 expungement filing fee to the courts. The total amount you would have to pay is $390.00 for everything, and we do all the work! In other words, we would charge you a lot less money to erase your record then you probably paid the lawyer to represent you on the DUI charge initially!