Virginia's DUI Expungement Laws

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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 expungement.

Experienced and Dedicated Legal Defense

If there is anything we have learned from our firm’s 25 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.

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