Unfortunately, for drivers convicted of DUI in New Jersey, the record of it never goes away.
There are a few reasons for this, one being that a DUI conviction isn’t a criminal charge, but instead a traffic violation.
This is helpful because drivers convicted of DUI won’t carry a criminal record, as they would in many other states, but it makes expungement impossible.
If you have a past DUI that’s causing you trouble, you may have recourse.
It may be possible to appeal a DUI conviction if there was a significant error made in the prosecution of the case, and if a long period of time has elapsed it may be possible to seek post-conviction relief in some circumstances.
If you’re currently facing a DUI prosecution, get the help of an experienced DUI lawyer.
After all, if you’re never convicted, you’ll never have to worry about a conviction getting in your way later.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DUI defense lawyer.