Criminal Defense AttorneyUntil recently the answer has always been no but a new law seeks to change this for DWI offenders. A DWI is like a permanent mark; it will always stays on your driving record and criminal history report.

It can make it difficult, if not impossible, to find a job involving driving or use of heavy machinery. It is almost certain, a Commercial Driver’s License or CDL will not be granted with a DWI conviction on your record. Not to mention that your insurance rates will exponentially increase once they found out about your DWI.

Sadly, DWIs are very common these days, especially with the legal limit so low at a .08. It used to be where once you got a DWI; it was on your record for life; however, according to a new proposed bill, North Carolina may be on the verge of passing a law to allow a DWI to be expunged.

So the next logical question is, what is an expungement? An expungement is essentially when the court will take the crime committed, and seal the record that is it contained on, making it no longer public to the viewers. This is the only way the crime can be “erased” from your criminal history report once a conviction has occurred.

It is up to the district court judge to determine whether or not an expungement may occur. If granted, the great news is that when asked n employment applications or college applications if you have committed the aforementioned crime, you may honestly answer NO without committing perjury, or lying to the courts,

If the bill is passed at the end of this year, then you will certainly need an attorney to walk you through the entire process of dealing with your DWI and if possible, its expungement. Contact the law offices of Robert. J. Reeves, P.C. toll-free at 877-374-5999 for more information.