It is possible to seal or expunge a first-time DUI arrest record if the charge was dropped?

Asked over 1 year ago - Tampa, FL

I pled "Nolo Contendre", and the charged was dropped after I accepted a "Reckless Driving" charge and conviction in its place.

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  1. William David Umansky


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . If you were convicted or adjudicated guilty of the Reckless in Florida, the answer is no unfortunately.

    Please be advised that answering your questions does not establish an attorney-client relationship with myself or... more
  2. Matthew Phillip Konecky

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . If you plead no contest to Reckless Driving and the Judge Withheld Adjudication and you have no other criminal record, you may be eligible to have your record sealed. Contact an attorney in your area to assist with this process.

  3. Jonathan Burton Blecher


    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . This is another repeat question. You can't ever get a conviction sealed or expunged. Ever.

    Every case and situation is different and vary greatly depending on specific facts. My posts are not to be... more
  4. Majid Vasigh


    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . No.

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