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Expungement for your DUI

You may not understand fully what an expungement is. Perhaps because, in different states, the ability to expunge something from your record is determined through varying qualifiers and can mean different things in different places. In Florida, the ability to expunge a charge is extremely limited and it still doesn’t completely keep it private.

Florida law allows for an expungement of a DUI arrest when you were determined to be innocent, the prosecutor dropped the charges or the court dismissed them or no charges were ever even filed against you. Even then, employers and certain private organizations still see that there is an expunged record, just not the contents.

While a DUI expungement will not change any license suspension or revocation or change its standing in a favorable manner, changes to your license can be applied for additionally.

Even if an expungement doesn’t completely hide the transgression, it could significantly lessen the impact of a blemish on your record. It can also allow you the chance to explain your situation to a more open and receptive mind than the one who already views you as a specific kind of criminal.

When you are up against alcohol-related driving charges, consult your attorney about the possibility of having it removed in any degree from your record. Your Florida attorney should be able to shed light on your best options based upon your case’s specific set of circumstances. When your future is on the line, don’t let something as simple as asking a question stand in your way.

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