Hello,Is it possible to clear my DUIs: the first one was in 2008 and the 2nd one in 2009. The problem I have now is that I'm looking for a new job, and every recruiter/employer asks me questions about my "criminal record". Whenever I say yes, I don't get the job. I know this is due to these DUIs. I payed for these stupid mistakes (the second time I had to sell my car), but do I have to pay for the rest of my life? I'm very experienced in my profession, almost every employer wants to hire me, until I told them about these DUIs.What can I do to get these expunged? I know what I've done was wrong, but I learned my lesson.Thanks in advance!
I haven't tried anything so far
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There is an Act called the Criminal Records Clean Slate Act which hides these records after 7 years. You do not need to do anything to get this.
However there is no other way to remove the convictions unfortunately. the law is pretty inflexible for drink driving and you are stuck with these until you qualify
I'm looking for a job now, and this is an impediment to me
You cannot apply to court to remove the convictions. Can i suggest if you were to get a certificate from and alcoholic and drug addiction centre about your present alcohol use, that this could help
Every time I mention this to an employer, I got "rejected"
It is a tough market and an excuse not to employ you is easy to find here
Yes I know; how would a certificate help; or better, what can I do or where can I go to get it?
I'm in Auckland, so no clue where to go; still, not sure how will that help.
Still there ...?
Waited for almost 20' for another response ....
Other questions I am sorry
As my above:
Such a certificate may or may not help-if the employer cant get past the convictions, there is little which can be done. I realise this is upsetting for you, but I have to tell you what the law is, and not what you want to hear
As per the above:
How will such a certificate help; or better, what can I do or where can I go to get it?
There are a number of places to get such a certificate and I suggest your GP would be the best place to start. They have contacts with the relevant services
Whether such a certificate will make any difference, is difficult to say. But you may strike an employer who is more compassionate
It occurs to me that a defensive driving may be useful too
These courses are run by AA usually Automobiles Association
Sine then, I got my full license for motorcycles ... what employer will care about that?
What more can I say?
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