A DUI or “wet” reckless conviction can be one of the most embarrassing things a person can face in his adult life. Unlike other crimes a DUI conviction can happen to almost anybody. Fortunately a DUI or “wet” reckless conviction does not have to stay on your criminal record forever thereby allowing you to put the mistake behind you and move into your future with a positive outlook. I am able to file a petition with the court on your behalf under Penal Code 1203.4 requesting the court to expunge your DUI or “wet” reckless conviction. Once the court grants this petition your original conviction will be set aside thereby allowing you to (1) pursue employment opportunities with confidence and (2) answer honestly that you have never been convicted of a crime.
What is the Difference Between A DUI and A “Wet” Reckless Conviction?
I specialize in expunging DUI and “wet” reckless convictions, which allows me to provide a very specialized service at the absolute lowest fixed costs anywhere. I guarantee the lowest price. Further, the fixed cost means no uncertainty or surprises for you down the road.
Unique Tailored Approach to DUI Expungement
No two DUI cases are identical. It is critical that the attorney you hire actually spends the time to understand the unique details of your case. I pride myself on taking a tailored approach to your case allowing me to identify the strongest arguments to make to the court on your behalf. This tailored approach gives me the best chance of obtaining a successful outcome in your DUI expungement case.
No Hidden Fees
Beware of law firms that have hidden fees on their misdemeanor expungement service (e.g., processing fees, hearing fees, etcetera). I offer low fixed pricing, which means you know what your misdemeanor expungement will cost upfront with no hidden fees. My single low price covers everything from start to finish.
Open Communication Throughout the DUI Expungement Process
The most common complaint I hear from new clients is difficulty in getting their previous attorney to return a call. I am different. I value open communication throughout the DUI and “wet” reckless expungement process and will keep you updated on your case status throughout the process. I promise to be prompt in replying to your emails and returning your telephone calls. I take your trust seriously. I understand that open communication is a big part of a successful attorney-client relationship.
No Hassle Process
I handle everything for you from start to finish. Since I specialize in this area of law and have done so many DUI expungements all over the state, I know exactly what needs to be done to get your DUI expunged in the quickest amount of time possible. I draft and file all the required moving papers with the court, pay filing and court fees on your behalf, serve proper notice on the district attorney and probation department, and attend all hearings on your behalf. You will not be required to attend any hearings 99% of the time.
Criminal Database Updating After DUI Expungement
All criminal databases used for employment background checks, private and public, will automatically update within 30 days after your misdemeanor expungement is complete. You should never pay a company or law firm for any service that claims to “expedite” this updating process.
Expedited DUI Expungement Service
I am able to expedite my misdemeanor expungement service in most counties reducing the average six-12-week processing time to 30 days for those that need to put their past behind them in a hurry. This expedited service is only an extra $300. If you are interested in this service please call me to find out if expedited service is available in the county where your conviction took place.
Do You Have Multiple Cases?
If you have multiple DUI or “wet” reckless cases that you would like to expunge, please contact me for a free consultation about my multiple conviction discount. I will assess your situation, discuss your options, and provide you with discounted pricing because I reduce my pricing with each additional case I handle for you. Please call me at (415) 695-4545.
California “Wet” Reckless And DUI Expungement Summary:
In California relief is available if you have been convicted of a DUI or “wet” reckless. Penal Code 1203.4 allows a person with a alcohol-related misdemeanor conviction to petition the court to re-open the case, set aside the conviction, and dismiss the case. Once the expungement process is completed, you will no longer be considered convicted of the DUI or “wet” reckless by the state, and your criminal record will be permanently updated to reflect the expungement. Once the court expunges the conviction you can truthfully tell employers, your family, and all other interested parties you have not previously been convicted of a crime. This allows you to fully move past your DUI or “wet” reckless conviction, and also greatly enhances your ability to secure employment. This is particularly true given that (1) over 80% of employers conduct criminal backgrounds checks and (2) a DUI conviction often dissuades an employer from hiring you.
If you have been convicted of a DUI or “wet” reckless in California, your conviction is eligible for Penal Code 1203.4 misdemeanor expungement relief if you satisfy the following criteria:
1. You have successfully completed probation, or if you were not given probation one has passed since your conviction date. If you are still on probation I provide an early termination of your probation service.
2. You must have satisfied all your sentence requirements (e.g., fines, restitution, mandatory programs, community service, classes, etcetera).
3. You are not currently charged with another criminal offense, on probation for another criminal offense, or serving a sentence for another criminal offense.
An experienced and knowledgeable attorney will handle your case from beginning to end. I specialize in successfully getting DUI and “wet” reckless convictions expunged from your criminal record. An average DUI expungement case takes anywhere from six-12 weeks. It is almost never necessary for you to appear in court. I appear for you and argue on your behalf at all mandatory hearings. Since I specialize in DUI expungements and handle so many similar cases, I am able to offer my services at the lowest fixed prices. My fixed prices mean no hidden fees. I handle everything for you from start to finish.
Does My DUI Go Away After 10 Years?
One thing to note about DUI and “wet” reckless expungement is the misconception that after a certain amount of time your criminal conviction gets automatically removed from your criminal record. This is false because your DUI conviction will never be automatically removed from your criminal record. To remove the DUI convition you must pursue a DUI expungement under Penal Code 1203.4, which requires you to petition the court for relief. The 10-year rule only applies to your DMV record wherein the DUI will fall off your DMV record 10 years after the conviction date. However, employers do not care about your DMV record. Employers care about your criminal record and typically only conduct a criminal background check when considering you for employment unless the job involves driving.
Removing the DUI from the DMV Record?
Expunging your DUI will not remove it from your DMV record and consequently will not effect your car insurance rate. Further, expunging your DUI will not allow you to pursue a driving job (e.g., Uber, Lyft) because the DUI or “wet” reckless will remain on your DMV record for 10 years. Also an expunged DUI conviction will be considered a prior DUI conviction if you are convicted again of an alcohol-related vehicular violation within 10 years, which means your sentencing on the subsequent conviction will be in line with repeat offender sentencing guidelines. However, DUI expungement will help you tremendously with your employment pursuits if the job does not require driving (i.e., 99% of jobs).
Lowest Price Guarantee
Getting your DUI expunged should not break your bank. Given my expertise in getting DUI convictions expunged for my clients, I am able to guarantee I have the lowest-priced DUI expungement service.
Benefits of DUI and “Wet” Reckless Expungements
Other than the mental relief with an alcohol-related misdemeanor expungement a DUI or “wet” reckless expungement offer many tangible benefits.
1. Your past DUI or “wet” reckless conviction will not show up on employer background checks.
2. Private employers in nearly all cases cannot ask you about convictions dismissed under Penal Code 1203.4, nor can a dismissed conviction be considered for employment purposes.
3. You can truthfully and legally answer “no” on job applications when asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime.
4. You can greatly increase your earning capacity by becoming eligible for more employment opportunities.
5. You can become eligible for many types of professional licenses and certificates.
6. You can become eligible for better student loans.
7. You can become eligible for better housing assistance.
8. You can tell friends and family you have not been convicted of the DUI or “wet” reckless.
9. You have the satisfaction of forgetting the past for good and moving forward into a positive future.
Why It Is Important to Hire An Experienced Attorney
DUI and “wet” reckless expungement laws are fairly complex. Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable attorney is essential to the success of your DUI or “wet” reckless expungement case. Since 2010 I have successfully won hundreds of expungement cases in California. This experience allows me to provide you with expert advice regarding your DUI or “wet" reckless expungement case. The reason other attorneys often have higher fees then I do is due to that fact that their pricing is often padded to compensate for the time it will take them to learn about this area of law. This is not the case with me. I live and breathe expungements allowing me to provide fixed, fair pricing on my DUI and “wet” reckless expungement services.
From the very first day you hire me to handle your DUI or “wet” reckless expungement case until the day your case has been fully resolved I will be there for you every step of the way. I handle everything from start to finish including the services below:
1. Analyzing your unique case details.
2. Providing expert legal advice.
3. Conduct necessary legal research.
4. Providing an accurate assessment of your chances of success.
5. Preparing supporting evidence.
6. Preparing the motion.
7. Filing the motion with the court.
8. Serving the motion on the district attorney and probation department.
9. Paying all court costs.
10. Paying all filling fees.
11. Scheduling the hearing.
12. Responding to any district attorney opposition.
13. Attend court hearings on your behalf.
14. Arguing your case at court hearings.
15. Obtain a signed court order.
16. Updating the criminal databases.
17. Re-filing (if necessary).
18. Case status updates to you.