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I live in Michigan. I got a OWI over ten years ago. Other then that, I have a clean record. Is this still on my record?

Grand Haven, MI |
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Check http://michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-1589_1878_8311---,00.html for criminal records search.

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OWIs can never be removed from your record and will remain there for life.

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There is no legal device to remove an OWI from your record.

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Unfortunately, the OWI will stay on your record forever under the Michigan Traffic Code. Three OWI convictions in a lifetime is a felony. I personally don't like that law. It seems unfair when a person gets couple of these at a young age, then picks up another as a senior citizen and is charged with a felony.

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Yes. I will remain on your record permanently. Whether it will be available to the public is a different question. After 10 years, it will not appear on your public SOS record. If it was a 90 vs. a 93 day offense, it may or may not appear on your public record.

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