An expungement is a legal process whereby you essentially withdraw your “guilty” or “no contest” plea and, with court approval, the court then allows the case to be dismissed. A withdrawal of your guilty plea and a court dismissal of a San Diego California DUI will release you from almost all penalties resulting from the DUI conviction. This basically removes the conviction from your record for most instances.
The Statute providing for San Diego DUI Expungement
Penal Code Section 1203.4 states:
A petitioner shall “…be permitted by the court to withdraw his or her plea of guilty or plea of nolo contendere and enter a plea of not guilty; or, if he or she has been convicted after a plea of not guilty, the court shall set aside the verdict of guilty; and, in either case, the court shall thereupon dismiss the accusations or information against the defendant and except as noted below, he or she shall thereafter be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense of which he or she has been convicted…”
Benefits of a San Diego DUI Expungement
The expungement of a DUI in San Diego can greatly assist your attempts to obtain employment or obtain a better job.
Some employers may think twice about hiring you, or choose a candidate that has a clean record, if they see a DUI conviction on your application. However, once you San Diego DUI is expunged, you would no longer have to show your DUI conviction on any job application. If, however, you are applying for a position as a peace officer, teacher, or running for public office, you would still need to disclose your conviction.
For those having prior DUI arrests, it is sometimes very important to be able to have them expunged. By consulting with a San Diego DUI lawyer Bradley Corbett, they can help you determine whether expungement will work for your specific circumstances.
Contact DUI Attorney Bradley Corbett today to start the process of obtaining your San Diego DUI Expungement.