DUI Appeals & Expungement
Have you been convicted of drunk or drugged driving? All hope is not lost! Gold & Witham may be able to help you appeal a conviction or expunge your criminal record to protect your future.
Expunging Your DUI Record
Expungement is an option if you would like to clear a DUI conviction from your criminal record. After a successful expungement, your DUI will be cleared from your public record—allowing you to stop worrying during job interviews, background checks, and more. It, however, is important to realize that in the state of California, an "expungement" does not seal your record or delete the conviction entirely. Instead, it is more like the conviction has been dismissed.
There are, however, many benefits to an expungement:
- Your court record will show a dismissal of the case
- You may be able to answer on most job applications that you've not been convicted
- For felony cases, it is the first step toward receiving a pardon
We may be able to help you clear your criminal record. There are certain qualifications which you must meet, and so it is important to discuss your case with a Long Beach DUI lawyer from our firm so that we can determine exactly how we can help you.
Filing an Appeal for Your DUI Case
An appeal is useful if you have been convicted of DUI, but feel that there was an error or mistake made which would warrant another look at your case. You only have a limited time after the close of a DUI case to file an appeal, so it is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible.
An appeal is not an entirely new case; new new evidence will submitted to the court. Instead, it is a review of the past court. The appellate court will look into the records from the trial court and check to see if any legal mistakes were made that would have affected the outcome.
Take a moment to contact Gold & Witham so we can evaluate your case and determine how we may be able to file a DUI appeal or look into expunging a record. Contact us for a free consult!