Clear You Record
A common question is, “How do I clear my record of my DWI arrest?”
Typically, a DWI conviction is permanent, meaning that it will be on your
public and law enforcement records forever.
However, there are a few exceptions. You may have the right to clear your
public and law enforcement records of your DWI arrest for the following reasons:
You are found NOT GUILTY. If you are found not guilty you may be entitled to an expunction of your
records. An expunction erases all public and private records of your DWI arrest.
Your DWI charge is dismissed. If we obtain a dismissal of your DWI charge you may be entitled to an
expunction. Depending on the circumstances, you may need to wait for the
statute of limitations to run.
Your DWI charge is reduced to a non-DWI charge. We have a history of successfully obtaining reductions of our client’s
DWI charges in certain counties. A reduction happens when we successfully
get the State to agree to reduce a DWI charge to an Obstruction of a Highway
charge. If your DWI is reduced you may be entitled to a non-disclosure
that clears your public records of your DWI charge.
NEW STATE LAW FOR NON-DISCLOSURE OF DWI CONVICTION. There is a relatively new State law that may allow a person who has been
convicted of a DWI to obtain a non-disclosure that will clear your public
records of your DWI conviction. WARNING! This is a new law that is very
complicated and is not guaranteed. If the State objects to the non-disclosure
you may not be entitled to clear your record. In addition, to be eligible
for a non-disclosure under the new law you are required to complete very
stringent probation conditions.
We have seen many uninformed lawyers incorrectly advising clients about
this law. Unfortunately, many people will plea guilty under the false
assumption that they will be entitled to clear their record. A lawyer
MUST know the law and the local district attorney very well before advising
a client on the new non-disclosure law.
If you have been arrested for a DWI, contacting the lawyers at Biederman
& Burleson immediately to increase your chances at your record being