DUI Records Never Fall Off
Video Transcribed: How long will a DUI stay on my record in Oklahoma? I’m Tulsa DUI attorney James Wirth And that’s the question that we have is how long does a DUI stay on your record and the answer is forever unless you do something about it. All right, so when you are convicted of a crime in Oklahoma, you’ve got that court record.
It also goes on your arrest record, conviction record with OSBI. So it’s in multiple places and court records or your arrest record and a criminal record with OSBI, neither one of those is automatically updated. Those things will stay on there forever. They will never remove themselves. They will never fall off.
You’ll never get a clean slate unless you do something. It’s up to you and incumbent upon you to file for an expungement when you qualify for one. So it stays on there until it is expunged and you have to be the one that requests that expungement.
When you qualify for that depends on the circumstances. Is this DUI a first offense? Do you have other convictions? Is it a misdemeanor? Is it a felony? All of those things can make a difference on when you’re eligible but, generally speaking, if it’s a first offense DUI and you get a conviction on that, either a suspended sentence or in time, then the maximum sentence on that is going to be a year.
And then you’re going to have to wait five years after completion of your sentence before you’re eligible for an expungement on that. However, if it’s a deferred sentence, you may be eligible more quickly.
You complete the deferred, a year goes by, and then you can get the complete Section 18 expungement. But it’s going to be very particular to the circumstances because if this is a felony DUI conviction in Oklahoma and you’ve got two other felonies, you might not be eligible at all without first getting a pardon to get it off your record. So it’s very specific to your circumstances.
If you’ve got questions about yours, you’re going to want to talk to an attorney privately and confidentially to get all the details, to find out exactly when you qualify to get an expungement. But to answer the question, how long does it stay on, it stays on until you expunge it. So to schedule a meeting with somebody at my office to answer those more specific questions, you go online to MakeLawEasy.com.