Unfortunately, the court may never seal or expunge a DUI in Florida. By law, a DUI can never be erased from your record. There is no Withhold of Adjudication on a DUI in Florida. Your only option is to file a petition for post conviction relief. However, the courts routinely deny these types of motions. A Defendant is supposed to file this type of motion within 2 years after the final judgment. However, there are a limited number of circumstances where you can get around the 2 year time restriction. If you are unsuccessful, your Florida drunk driving conviction remains on your record for 75 years.
Some Driving Violations, including DUI, are ineligible.
Your criminal record is not eligible to be sealed/expunged if it reflects that you have been adjudicated guilty of a criminal offense or comparable ordinance violation or adjudicated delinquent for committing any felony or a misdemeanor specified in s.943.051(3)b. Certain driving violations are also ineligible, such as
DUI, reckless driving, and (with some exceptions) driving while license is suspended/canceled/revoked.
Seal-expunge a DUI in Florida.
For more information about how to seal or expunge your Florida criminal record, click here. The law to seal or expunge your is complicated and it is recommended that you seek legal counsel before you begin the process of sealing or expunging your record.
If you have any further questions about a DUI conviction penalties, click here or call
Hilliard Law, P.L. a free consultation.