The Unfortunate Truth
Many accused or even convicted of a DUI in Virginia Beach wonder if there
is ever a chance that the conviction could be lifted from their record.
There a number of reasons one might desire this: easier processes of applying
for jobs, especially in the field of education. Dozens of states allow
this, if a good enough case is made and the individual convicted of the
DUI has not since ran into any legal trouble over the course of a significant
amount of time.
Virginia, however, is much stricter on DUI expungement than most other
states. In Virginia, especially for a DUI, an expungement and seal of
a criminal record is usually only attainable when the individual was found
not guilty of the DUI, or the charge was dropped altogether.
This is great news for someone who has been accused of a DUI but had the
charges dropped, because this means that the arrest and entire incident
can be eliminated from his or her record, and no future background inspections
will uncover it. In contrast, this may be disappointing for an individual
who has been found guilty by a court of law for driving under the influence
and simply would like the consequences of the DUI to discontinue. These
policies, however, are not set in stone and can be beaten. Because every
case is different, we suggest you still contact the Law Offices of Daniel
J. Miller for a free consultation to see if your case is eligible for
Experienced and Dedicated Legal Defense
If there is anything we have learned from our firm’s 15 years of
experience, it is that with a strong case and determination, the harsh
court system can be appealed and beaten. We advocate for our clients the
way we would advocate for our own families, and if there is any way in
which our firm could free you from the burdens of your past convictions,
we want to focus our efforts toward that goal. Contact our offices today
to learn more about how our expungement services can benefit you.