Sealing & Expungement of DUI
We Can Help You Clean Up Your Criminal Record
After you've been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of
driving under the influence (DUI), you will have a black mark on your criminal record that may seem
permanent. There is, however, a way for you to erase such a record.
Individuals whose records were dismissed or dropped may be eligible to
apply sealing or expungement. Individuals that comply with the terms of
their probation or criminal sentence and endure it without incident may
be eligible to request their record be sealed.
Arrest Record Sealing vs. Expungement in Florida
Record sealing and expungement are two different things. If you were arrested
under charges of DUI, plead guilty or no contest to the charges, or were
found guilty after a trial and adjudication was withheld, you may be eligible
to apply for sealing. If your DUI charges were either dismissed by the
Judge or dropped by the State and did not proceed to trial, you can apply
By getting your record sealed, the public will not have access to this
record. Also, if someone asked if you have been arrested, you can answer
“NO”. Some government agencies or agencies related to the
government will have access to a criminal history record that has been
sealed. When a criminal history record has been expunged, those agencies
with access to the expunged record need to obtain a signed court order
to gain access to the record. Without a signed order they will only see
a statement describing that a criminal history record has been expunged.
A DUI conviction cannot be sealed or expunged. A “
Back on Track” successful completion (withhold of adjudication on a reckless driving)
can be sealed, but not expunged. Only a full dismissal or a not-guilty
verdict can be expunged.
Contact Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law Today
Our firm understands the requirements for DUI arrest record sealing and
for expungement of DUI convictions. If you think you are eligible to have
an arrest record sealed or expunged, speak with a Miami DUI attorney today!
We have nearly 50 years of collective experience and are dedicated to
serving the Miami-Dade area.
We practice locally and have strong roots in Miami, which makes us extremely
familiar with the local courts. Our attorneys can guide you through the
sealing or expungement process, so
contact our firm right away to get started. Your initial
case evaluation is free!