Were you convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Los Angeles? In this situation, you could decide to take steps to get your charges expunged. Expunging your record will remove DUI charges from your criminal record.
The costs to expunge a DUI from your criminal record can vary. Generally, you will have to pay a filing fee. You could also pay a DUI lawyer to help you with the expungement, which would increase the fees.
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Costs to Handle a DUI Expungement in Los Angeles
Not all DUI expungements cost the same amount. As we mentioned, you will need to pay a filing fee with the court when you apply for an expungement. Different areas use a different fee scale to cover the costs of processing an expungement.
You may also choose to work with a DUI lawyer if you want an expungement. A law firm could charge a few hundred dollars to handle this process. Some lawyers will charge over a thousand dollars to handle an expungement for you.
However, keep in mind that an expungement will not remove a DUI charge from your driving record. This holds true even if the expungement goes through. Discuss whether or not you should pursue an expungement with your lawyer right now.
How to Request Expungement in Los Angeles
Expungement is a legal process that removes a criminal charge from your record. You can only seek an expungement in some cases. Before you can work to get your charge expunged you have to serve all penalties associated with the charges. This means you may need to:
- Pay any court fees
- Complete your period of probation
Additionally, expungement is not possible in all cases in California. Felony charges cannot generally be expunged from your record.
Members of our team can assess your situation to determine if you are eligible to get your charges expunged. Note that expungement only works for your criminal record. Expungement does not take a DUI offense off of your driving record.
DUI Charges and Your Driving Record in California
DUI charges stay on your driving record after you are convicted. You cannot remove a DUI charge from your driving record with an expungement. Only time will remove the charge from your record. You have to wait 10 years for a DUI charge to come off of your record.
While a DUI is on your driving record, it is considered “priorable.” Priorable charges will count against you if you are charged with another DUI.
Get Help Expunging a DUI from Your Record
Getting help from a skilled DUI lawyer can make the process of successfully expunging your record. Just call (310) 862-0199 or fill out our online contact form.
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