Nov 13

IMPORTANT: Sealing Your Prior DWI Conviction

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Beginning September 1, 2017, with the passing of House Bill 3016, there is now a way by which you may be entitled to have your prior DWI conviction sealed. There are a number of requirements that must be met and I would encourage you to contact our office for further information but, generally to be eligible you must meet the following requirements:

  • 1.  You must have successfully completed probation.
  • 2.  If so, it must have been 2 years since completion and you must have had a blood or breath test result under 0.15. If your result was over a 0.15, then you must wait 3 years.
  • 3.  You must have had an Interlock for 6 months. If no Interlock, then you must wait 5 years before applying.
  • 4.  You can not have been convicted or placed on deferred adjudication for any other criminal offense, except traffic offenses.

With all of the potentially negative consequences associated with a DWI conviction, this is a great law that gives people a second chance. If you believe you meet these requirements, you should contact us today and let us help you clear your record.

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