Los Angeles Expunge DUI Lawyer

If you get convicted of driving under the influence, you already know it can significantly impact your daily life.

For example, you could be prohibited from driving for an extended period, making getting to work or school hard. Then, if someone sees a DUI on your record, looking for a job can be challenging.

One of the ways to rectify the issue is to remove the DUI from your record entirely. We are Hurwitz Law Group, and we can thoroughly check if you can have your record expunged with help from our Los Angeles expunge DUI lawyer.

Learn more about how we can help by reading more about our services, and call us to schedule a case consultation.

Why You Should Call Our Los Angeles Expunge DUI Lawyer for Help Getting Your Record Expunged

Why should you call our expunge DUI lawyer

It would be best if you relied on our Los Angeles expungement attorney for help getting your record expunged. The most significant reason you should reach out to us is so that we can protect your reputation and future employment opportunities. Anyone who performs a thorough background check on you will see a DUI on your record. It could impact your chances of finding high-quality housing or getting a job.

If we can get your record expunged, we can remove the DUI from your record, making it easier for you to apply for a job or find housing. Also, having a conviction-free record will give you the peace of mind you deserve, allowing you to start over and improve your life quality.

What Is Expungement, and What Does It Mean to Have Your Records Expunged in Los Angeles?

If you decide to get your criminal record expunged, it means that your criminal conviction or guilty plea will be withdrawn. Then, the original case will be set aside for dismissal. Only some people will be eligible for the expungement of their records, and we can review your case to see if it is eligible.

What Is California’s Procedure for DUI Expungement?

You will have to undergo several steps if you're planning to have your record expunged in California. The conviction will still be present in your criminal record, but it will show that it was dismissed. You will withdraw your original plea, and a not-guilty plea will be entered on your behalf.

The court will then order the case to be dismissed, and the conviction will be set aside.

Who Is Eligible to Have a Criminal Record Expunged in Los Angeles, CA? 

Who is eligible to have a criminal record expunged

It will help if you meet several criteria before having your criminal record expunged in Los Angeles. Some of these criteria include the following:

  • You must have committed a misdemeanor or felony and have been convicted of that charge.
  • You must not have been incarcerated in a state prison in California. 
  • You must have fulfilled the terms of your probation.
  • You must not have been convicted of one of the ineligible crimes for expungement.

Some felony offenses are ineligible for expungement. To know more, reach out to us to schedule a consultation. Our Los Angeles expungement lawyers can check if you are eligible to have your conviction expunged.

What Convictions Are Not Eligible for DUI Expungement Under California Law?

Some convictions are not eligible for expungement in California. For example, if you are charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon, a capital offense, or a crime involving a child, you might not be eligible for expungement.

The good news is that most DUIs are eligible for expungement, but it may require a waiting period, particularly if the court considers your DUI a felony. If you are curious whether your DUI conviction is eligible for expungement, contact us to schedule a consultation. Our Los Angeles expungement lawyer can see if you qualify for early probation termination or expungement of criminal convictions, including possible arrest records.

What Are the Benefits of a DUI Expungement?

What are the benefits of a DUI expungement

There are several significant benefits of having your record expunged with the help of Los Angeles expungement attorneys. Some of the most significant benefits include the following:

Job Applications

When you apply for a job, your potential employer will conduct a background check. If your employer sees that you got convicted of a DUI, it may make it much harder for you to get a job. By expunging your record, we can remove that conviction and make it easier for you to get a job.

State Licenses

You may also need a state license to get specific jobs in California. If you have a DUI, acquiring this license can be more challenging. If we can get your record expunged, we could make it easier for you to get the necessary licenses you need.

Professional Organizations

You may also want to join specific professional organizations related to your occupation. If you aspire to become a member of that organization, you may need a clean criminal record. That means a prior DUI conviction could make it harder for you to join that organization. We can expunge your record and allow you to become a member of any organization you'd want to join.

Credibility as a Witness in Court

If you are compelled to appear before the court in the future, your credibility as a witness must be as high as possible. A DUI can be a significant stain on your record as a witness, making it more difficult for the jury to believe you. By removing the DUI from your record, we can increase your credibility in court.

Housing Applications

If you ever need to apply for housing, the landlord or apartment complex will conduct a background check. By expunging your DUI from your record, we can make it easier for you to file a successful housing application. That way, you'll have more control over where you live.

How to Have Your Record Expunged in Los Angeles?

If you want to have your record expunged in California, the most important thing you need to do is contact a Los Angeles expungement attorney for help.

First, you will need to see if you can have your record expunged. Then, if you can have your record expunged, you will need to work with your attorney to gather all the necessary evidence for a smooth expungement. Finally, we can file an official expungement request, and we will let you know whether your conviction was expunged successfully.

Can an Expunged Record Ever Be Used Against You?

Can expunged record ever be used against you

Just because your record is expunged doesn't necessarily mean it is a clean slate. For example, if someone conducts a background check on you, the person will still be able to see the case, but he will see the reversal of your case and the removal of your DUI conviction. Therefore, there is no way to completely "unring a bell," but there are specific rules regarding how expungement records can be used in criminal or civil court. If the issue ever comes up in the future, we will let you know how it might impact your case moving forward.

What Is the Important Information to Gather When You Consult an Attorney?

When you consult an attorney to get your record expunged, your attorney will require specific pieces of information. Some of the most critical pieces of information include:

  • You must have waited until the end of your probation period.
  • You must have completed all required traffic school or alcohol school classes.
  • All of your fines must have been paid.
  • You must have completed all required community service.
  • Your attorney may also ask for original reports from your case. 

Once you gather all of this information, the attorney will review the data to see if you should file to get your record expunged. We will review the situation with you and let you know what has to happen before we can move forward with the expungement proceedings. 

How Much Does It Cost to Get Your Record Expunged in California?

How much does it cost to get your record

The exact cost to get your record expunged in California will vary depending on where you are located. For example, in San Diego county, the fee for requesting a misdemeanor or felony conviction to be expunged is $60 and $120, respectively. Then, there could be some additional fees associated with your request that you need to pay. We will also provide you with a quote before we start the process to ensure you accurately understand the amount you must pay to get your record expunged in California. 

Do You Need a Lawyer to Expunge Your Record in Los Angeles?

Even though you can certainly request to get your record expunged in California without the help of a criminal defense attorney, it is always better to reach out to an experienced attorney who can help you. Some of the reasons why you should reach out to us for help getting your record expunged include the following:

  • We have an intimate understanding of which cases can and cannot be dismissed.
  • We will work with you to review your case to ensure we have all the necessary evidence to get your case expunged.
  • We have a vast knowledge of the justice system that we can use to increase your chances of getting your record expunged.
  • We have experience working for clients with similar situations to yours, and we can use that experience to put your case in a better position to get expunged successfully.
  • We also understand what a successful record expungement means and entails for our clients, and we can prepare you adequately for the future.

These are just a few reasons you need to rely on an experienced expungement attorney to help clean up your record in Los Angeles. If you want to learn more about how we can help you, contact us today to schedule a case consultation.

See How Our Expunge DUI Lawyer at Hurwitz Law Group Can Help You

Expunge DUI lawyer

If you find yourself convicted of a DUI, all is not lost. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we can help you get your record expunged.

At Hurwitz Law Group, we are ready to listen to your case without judgment or reservation, and we would be honored to help you get your record expunged. We understand that the penalties of a DUI conviction can be severe, but you do not necessarily want that record to follow you for the rest of your life.

We can request that your record be expunged as long as you have completed all of the terms of your probation, so give us a call today to schedule a free consultation with our Los Angeles Expunge DUI lawyer.

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