When you are found guilty of driving while impaired, or DWI, the record always stays on your driving record and criminal history report. The presence of this charge can make it difficult, if not impossible, to find a job involving driving or use of heavy machinery. At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, we know most DWI offenders simply made a mistake and are not criminals or alcoholics.
Until recently, there was nothing you could do about a DWI conviction. Thankfully, a law was passed in North Carolina in 2012 which allows DWI convictions to be expunged for those who meet specific criteria.
The most essential requirement to get a DWI expunged involves time. According to North Carolina law, you must wait 15 years before your charge is eligible for expunction. This is the case with many charges resulting in conviction. Secondly, you must have a clean criminal record. You may not have any other criminal convictions from before or after your DWI. (Minor traffic or speeding tickets will not affect your ability to get an expungement.)
If you think you are eligible to have your DWI conviction expunged, call our office today! At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel we can help you determine your eligibility over the phone.
Don’t let an old DWI conviction define who you are on job applications. Call us at (919) 948-7159 for a free consultation today. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC is located in Wake County North Carolina and handles DWI cases and misdemeanors in Raleigh, NC.