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How many years does it take for a DUI to be taken off your record

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Say you had a DUI when you were 21 and get your 2nd 11 years later, will the first DUI be on your record

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The BMV is required to keep DUI records for 50 years. However, current Ohio law only allows prior DUI charges to be used for purposes of enhancement of subsequent charges for 20 years.

Dan J. Weisenburger
Attorney at Law

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Further, DUI's cannot be expunged.

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Under Ohio law now, a prior DUI conviction WILL be used against you for the rest of your life! If you get 6 DUI convictions in your LIFETIME, it is a FELONY! A DUI / OVI conviction WILL NEVER COME OFF YOUR RECORD!

But, if you get an Attorney that FOCUSES on DUI / OVI --you may be able to fight it!

DUI / OVI Attorney Mark A. Deters
Former M.A.D.D. DUI TOP COP - 7 years in a row.

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A DUI/OVI in Ohio will never come off your record, they are not expungeable. And, not only are they non-expugeable, a prior conviction within the past 20 years can enhance the penalties for subsequent OVI charge if you refuse to take the chemical test (blood, breath or urine) on the subsequent charge.

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