Can You Expunge a DUI from Your Record?
A drunk driving conviction can haunt a person many years after the event, sometimes even limiting career and personal opportunities. This compels many individuals to seek to expunge – or vacate – a DUI conviction from their records.
Unfortunately, the state of Washington does not allow DUI expungement. This is true, regardless of whether you have long since served your punishment and satisfied the terms of your sentence. You may, however, expunge certain other misdemeanor offenses from your record. This may impact how you plead during an initial DUI trial, and how severe the DUI punishment is.
The long-term implications of a DUI conviction underscore the importance of securing a defense team early in the process. Our Tacoma-based law firm treats each individual case with the attention and respect it deserves. We understand how stressful and frustrating it can be to cope with the aftermath of a DUI arrest. Below is information to help you understand your rights and options after being charged with or convicted of DUI.