Can My DUI Record Be Expunged? - Liberty Law

“Expungement” is a term that can mean different things in different court systems, but in general terms, it refers to the sealing and destruction of arrest and/or conviction information. Normally in the state of Utah, you can begin the process of getting a DUI record expunged by filing the appropriate petition with the district court where you were originally convicted. A successful DUI expungement petition will mean that all of your DUI court records will be sealed and it will appear as though no DUI records ever existed.

However, in order to qualify for expungement, you must first obtain a Certificate of Eligibility for Expungement which is issued by the Utah State Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI). A skilled Salt Lake City DUI attorney can assist you with obtaining all of the necessary documentation for the filing of your expungement petition.

In general, if you have been convicted in Utah for a DUI or any other alcohol- or drug-related traffic violation, you may be eligible to have the conviction expunged from your record; however, the waiting period for a DUI expungement is much longer than for most other misdemeanor charges.

While most Utah misdemeanor charges can be expunged after a period ranging from 3-5 years, a misdemeanor DUI charge cannot be expunged until 10 years after you have finished your probation or jail sentence. For assistance with determining whether or not you are eligible for an expungement, please contact Salt Lake City DUI attorney James Lee for a free consultation.