Back in the early 90's I received a DUI that at court was dismissed and the disposition states SOL. I assumed that meant it disappeared from my abstract. But now 20+yrs later I see it is still there. Why is that? And can I get it removed?
The statutory summary suspension that accompanies a DUI case may show up, but the DUI shouldn't. If it does, you can discuss with the Secretary of State how it should be removed. The SSS, if it went into effect and was not rescinded, may be there permanently. If you have concerns, consider speaking to a traffic or DUI attorney who may be able to pull up your specific records.
The above commenter is correct, a difference exists between a summary suspension and a DUI. If the code on your abstract is 17, that is a summary suspension. If the code is a 93, 55, 94 then it is the DUI. A possible answer is that your DUI went to Judgment and a 93 was entered on your abstract. Later, you went to court and the case was SOL, however, unless the judgement was vacated the 93 would remain. To remove the 93 you would need a disposition and then send to the SOS. This is not done automatically on a dismissal.
probably got a statutory summary suspension. Those stay on court purposes abstract
We are all guessing that it is the statutory summary suspension, but we would have to actually see your driving record to know for sure. You might want to go to a Secretary of State hearing officer and ask him or her.
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