In 1995&1996 I was charged with DWI, I can't get a job with these on my record. Do I give up? Is there a time limit on how long it stays on your record?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): North Carolina
I just applied for a job and got the response from EDGE and need to know where to go from here
Thanks for using JustAnswer.com It will be my pleasure to assist you.Were you convicted of the DWI's or did you get any type of reduction or diversion for either one? Can you provide a few more facts?Thanks
In 1995 it was amended to DWI level 5
In 1996 it was amended to DWI level 4
Mom just called and she on her way to the ER, I'll get back kater!
Best of luck to your mom.Take care.
All the report says it was
DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED (DISTRICT) Traffic, amended to: XXXXX XXXXX(DISTRICT) Traffic
CHARGE TYPE CLASSIFICATION : Traffic
DISPOSITION DATE 082195
I hope that everything turned out ok with your mom.Unfortunately, I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Once convicted of DWI / DWI, the conviction stays on your record forever. A drunk driving conviction can never be removed from your record. Only a dismissal or a not guilty may be removed from your record by process of expungement. Moreover, even if a person is eligible for an expungement, s/he can only obtain ONE expungement in his/her lifetime.
Pursuant to N.C.G.S 15A 145-146, only an individual who is found not guilty or who has a criminal charge dismissed may apply to have the charges against (and entries of apprehension) him or her expunged from the official public records. While obtaining an expungement for the criminal charges removes charges from the public records, there are an increasing number of private companies that are accumulating data regarding criminal charges and an expunction may not cause those records in private databases to be expunged.
If you were found guilty of a misdemeanor, you might be eligible for expunction of the charge from your record if you were under 18 at the time of the offense (or under 21 if you were convicted of misdemeanor possession of alcohol) and it was your first offense. http://everettlawfirm.biz/cm/practiceareadescriptions/expunction.asp
For your information, below is a link to the entire law regarding expungement/expunctions.
I am sorry that I could have not provided you with a more favorable response. However, I can't give you an answer that is not true.
You may, if you wish, consult an attorney who specializes in criminal expungement law. Sometimes, an initial consultation is free or at a minimal charge. You can discuss the specific facts of your case, evaluate your options and decide if you can proceed.
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