How can I try to clear my name after release of probation from a felony dwi with previous conviction?

Asked about 1 year ago - Syracuse, NY

I'm a very ambitious individual with a family that 5 yrs ago led a very misguided lifestyle. I've been convicted of dwi-2 previous conviction 10/1 ct(s) vtl-1192.3-03 and 1 aggravated unlic operation v/1 ct(2) vtl-511.3-03
There's simple things i'm trying to do that having convictions are hanging over my head. I'm a good person and contributor to my community and I need answers. please help me n what to do to clear my name?

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  1. Kevin Keith McKain

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    Answered . In New York, there is no such thing as expungement. Thus, you can't hide previous convictions. You can, however, seek to obtain a certificate from relief of disabilities or certificate of good conduct, which can get you some rights back which you lose with a felony conviction.

  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . You cannot seal a crminal conviction and New York does not expunge.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  3. Christopher Irvin Simser

    Contributor Level 19

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    Answered . As my colleagues have stated, there is no way to expunge a criminal conviction in New York State.

  4. Howard A. Schwartz

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    Answered . Time is the best answer. If you are not trying to overturn the conviction, every passing day pushes the transgression further into the past. Good luck.

    I have been a criminal attorney in New York for almost 25 years. website: Brooklynlaw.net Phone #: 718-208-6094... more

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