I have a similar situation to this page, except for a DUI. I was convicted of a DUI in California about 30 years ago. I never appeared in court
myself, but I did send a lawyer to plead on my behalf as I didn't live in the state. I was convicted of course, but the lawyer told me I could pay the fine and he would take care of the other things like public service, or just don't comr back to California and I didn't have to worry about it. After about 10 years I wanted to take care of it so I called the San Diego police where I got the DUI and they could find no record of it. Its now 20 more years and I want to move to California. I went to a PI today to pull a copy of my criminal records
so I at least know for sure what is on there, but my real question is after all this time is there likely a live arrest warrant out for me, and if so, how can I satisfy this 30 year old conviction without going to jail. Also is it likely to show up if I go to change my DL to California?
JA: What was the underlying charge? Is this a first-time offense?
Customer: yes it was a first time offense, I was about 24 and I am now 55
JA: In what state did this occur? And has an attorney been consulted?
Customer: California. no not yet. I believe the charge was Driving while intoxicated. It was pretty bad. I believe the BAC was over .24
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not that I can think of