It has been since 2008 since I got a dui. Can it be expunged now
As of Nov. 1, 2018 a change in the law to expunge criminal records went into effect. Previously in Oklahoma you were required to have no other felony convictions in your history and no misdemeanors in the past 15 years. On top of that, 10 years had to elapse from the moment you completed your sentence before you could even begin the process of seeking expungement. NOW the grace period for misdemeanors has moved down to seven years (you still cannot have other felony convictions.) . Best of all, you can seek expungement a mere five years after completing your sentence. Former ineligible expungement candidates are now afforded the chance to get their lives back on track. Contact an attorney who is experienced in expungements to get started.
It depends. Misdemeanor or Felony? Assuming it was your first DUI, it was a misdemeanor. Did you get a deferred sentence? Suspended?
Most first time DUI’s get deferred sentences. If that’s the case, you can seek expungement one year after you deferred expires (or the case is dismissed). If you took a conviction, you have to wait 5 years.
Consult with an attorney who handles expungements to discuss the specifics of your case to find out more.
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