Atlanta DUI Expungement

Atlanta DUI Expungement
Unlike other states, Georgia does not automatically erase, or expunge, a criminal conviction on your record after a certain length of time. This means that once you have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), this charge is on your criminal and driving record permanently. In order to have a DUI expunged from your record, you must request an appeal of your original conviction.

The effects of a DUI conviction linger long after you have completed your sentence. With a DUI on your record, you may have problems obtaining future employment. If your job involves driving, such as a commercial truck driver or courier, you may be terminated as soon as your employer learns of your drunk-driving offense. In fact, any third party can access your criminal and driving record when you submit a school, housing, or loan application.

Fortunately, you may be able to appeal your case. You must file an appeals petition with the appropriate court shortly after your DUI conviction. An appeal will only be granted if a legal or procedural error was made in the original case by your defense attorney, the prosecutor, or the judge. No new evidence may be submitted during an appeal.

The appellate court will review the evidence and transcripts from the lower court’s case, as well as briefs from the defense and government. After reviewing this information, the appellate court may uphold the original verdict or reverse the verdict or sentence.

The only way you can get a true DUI expungement in Atlanta is if someone else used your driver’s license and was charged and convicted under your identity. An experienced attorney can help you file the proper paperwork in order to have your good name cleared.

Figuring out how to win your case in the first place is more important than worrying about Atlanta DUI expungement. The skilled attorneys at The Kohn DUI Defense may be able to have your DUI reduced to a non-DUI charge or even have your case dismissed. If your case goes to trial, we are ready to build a solid defense in order to secure the best possible outcome.

Submit your case information online or call us today for a free DUI case evaluation.

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