Sealing & Expungement of DUI in Miami
Can You Get a DUI Expunged in Florida?
Unfortunately, if convicted, DUI offenders may not have their record expunged in the State of Florida unless the charges were dropped, the case was dismissed, the accused was found not guilty, or if the case was never filed properly. If you are convicted of a DUI you may qualify for record sealing.
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.
Call our Miami DUI sealing and expungement lawyers at (305) 290-1884.
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 for expungement.
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.
Experienced Expungement & Record Sealing Legal Counsel
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 expungement attorney today! We have over 60 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!