Did you know it has been estimated that every year 1 in every 135 people will be arrested for driving under the influence? And without sealing or an expungement, your record could reflect this criminal conviction for three-quarters of a century. Few, if any, people are driving before their teenage years, so that essentially means that your record will reflect a mistake for the rest of your life.
As you know, a criminal record can be far-reaching. If a potential employer, credit lender or landlord sees a negative mark on your criminal record, it could prevent you from gaining approval. And for the remainder of your life, how is this fair?
Thankfully, there are ways in which you can get a conviction or even an arrest off of the record pulled by most outside parties. This is called sealing a record. And there may even be ways to expunge the record, or completely destroy it so that it never is pulled.
If you are concerned about an arrest or a conviction and the effect it may have on your record, you can contact an Orlando-area criminal defense attorney to assist you. Often you can accomplish this over the phone and email and do not have to make any special trips to meet with your attorney. You also may begin seeing more doors open for you and less of a stigma following you around by those who have not yet become the 1 in 135 for DUI or some other arrest or conviction.