DWI under 21 collin county TX

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DWI under 21 collin county TX

Do we need an attorney, can this be removed from there record? first offense of any kind, Great student, 18, senior, going to college in the fall.

Asked on May 8, 2009 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

Yes,  this is a criminal matter.  An attorney can possibly get the charges thrown out for a technicality or get them reduced. 

There is also a legal procedure that he can help you with "expungement".  After a length of time, criminal records can be sealed or destroyed, legally speaking. Expungement is considered a civil action where the plaintiff petitions the DUI court to declare his or her records expunged, or cleared.

 Clearing your record is important.  Outside of law enforcement, criminal histories are most commonly used in determining eligibility for employment or for certain educational programs. Sometimes a prospective employer or a school - particularly those in licensed or bonded professions - will require an applicant to supply a copy of his or her criminal history as a part of the application process. In other cases, an employer will ask for authorization from an applicant to conduct a background check, and that background check may include both criminal history and credit information.

In some states, it is not possible to get expungement of a DUI conviction.  In Texas DUI expungement is only possible if the case is dismissed, vacated, set aside or terminated in another way.

This is why you need to speak witn an attorney.  Retain one that specializes in DUI.

Good luck.


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