If you have been convicted of DUI, you may be wondering whether or not you will be able to remove your DUI conviction from your criminal record. DUI used to be one of the criminal offenses that did not qualify for expungement in Kansas. Recent legislation now allows a DUI to be expunged from a person's criminal record providing the terms of his or her diversion, or sentence and probation, have been met and at least 10 years have passed since that time. The only exception is when a DUI involves a commercial driver. A commercial DUI conviction cannot be expunged from a criminal record.
Missouri has also newly enacted legislation that makes expungement of a DUI possible. Call Mr. Burmaster now to see if you are elligible.
It is important to note that there are instances when a DUI arrest can have as much of an impact on an individual's future as a DUI conviction. Most people are truly unaware of the fact that a DUI arrest will remain on your permanent record unless you take action to have your record expunged. Even if your case is dismissed and no official charges are filed, a DUI arrest can still cause problems when seeking new job opportunities, applying for a home loan, trying to find a place to live, attempting to obtain insurance, traveling abroad or when pursuing higher education. A background check can reveal your arrest or criminal history to any number of individuals, many of whom you might not want to have knowledge of any past arrest you may have showing on your criminal record.
Paul W. Burmaster is a Kansas City DUI lawyer who has over 2 decades of legal experience. He has handled hundreds of bench trials, more than 40 jury trials and has won numerous cases during appeal. As a result of his knowledge, experience and long track record of success, he has conducted lectures for many other lawyers as part of their continuing education. He is well-versed on the complexities of the legal system and is committed to doing everything he can to help you remove a DUI from your record. Not all cases are the same, so discuss your individual case with Attorney Burmaster as soon as possible. Call his law firm right away.