Getting Your DUI Record Expunged in Utah
The DUI expungement process in Utah can be difficult to understand for those who are not lawyers. There are multiple steps that one has to successfully fulfill in order to have a criminal record expunged. The process is lengthy, and if you don’t know how what you are doing, the process is usually a lot longer. Fortunately there are Provo DUI defense attorneys who also know how to expunge a DUI conviction. In most instances, a Provo DUI defense attorney can complete the DUI expungement process without even going to court. People who have a Utah criminal defense lawyer take care of their expungement usually complete the process more quickly than doing it on their own.
Utah DUI Expungement Qualifications
Usually, a criminal conviction may be expunged after a proscribed amount of time depending on the level of offense. For example, a class B misdemeanor may be expunged 4 years after the case has been closed. DUI’s, however, may not be expunged for 10 years after the case has closed regardless if the person was convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony DUI. A case is considered closed for expungement purposes when someone is released from incarceration, parole, or probation whichever occurs last. So, if a person was convicted of a class B DUI offense, and was sentenced to 12 months probation, the 10 year period would not begin to run until 12 months after sentence was imposed.
There are other requirements that must be present in order for a person to be eligible for expungement. For example, if a person has too many other criminal convictions, that person may be ineligible. The more convictions a person has, and the higher the level of offense each conviction is, the more unlikely a person is able to expunge a DUI offense in Utah. A Provo DUI attorney can determine who is eligible for a DUI expungement in Utah.
Contact Us For a DUI Expungement
If you are thinking of expunging your DUI conviction, contact a Provo DUI defense attorney from Salcido Law Firm. Our lawyers will be able to tell you if you are eligible for an expungement and will get started on helping you to clear your criminal record. Contact us today by calling 801.413.1753.