In New York, it is generally not possible to completely remove a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction from your record. DWI convictions are permanent and will remain on your criminal record for the rest of your life. However, it may be possible to have the conviction sealed or expunged under certain circumstances.
Here are some possible options to explore:
- Sealing of the record: In some cases, you may be eligible to have your DWI conviction sealed after a certain amount of time has passed. This means that the conviction will not be visible on your public criminal record, but may still be visible to certain law enforcement agencies and other authorized personnel.
- Certificate of relief from disabilities: You may be able to obtain a certificate of relief from disabilities, which is a court order that indicates you have been rehabilitated and have earned the right to have certain civil disabilities lifted, such as the right to apply for certain types of licenses.
- Reversal of the conviction: In rare cases, a DWI conviction may be reversed on appeal or through a motion to vacate the conviction, usually on the grounds of legal errors or constitutional violations.
It’s important to note that the specific options for clearing your record will depend on the circumstances of your case and the laws in your jurisdiction.
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DWIs can be sealed. You must not have any more than one prior criminal conviction for which you are looking to have a DWI sealed. You will be eligible for sealing a DWI after ten years from the conviction date. Consult with an attorney who specializes in sealing records for more information.