How Long Will a DUI Conviction Stay On Your Record?

In Missouri and Kansas, DUI and DWI convictions will stay on your criminal record indefinitely, no matter the circumstances of your arrest. Depending on the specifics of your case, qualified DUI defense attorney Steve Schanker can negotiate to prevent a DUI or DWI conviction from going on your record.

The negative effects of a DUI conviction on your criminal record can be particularly damaging in Missouri or Kansas. Beyond embarrassing you, consequences for a DUI arrest and conviction could include:

  • High fines and jail time
  • License suspension or revocation
  • Loss of employment or educational opportunities
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device on your vehicle
  • Mandatory rehabilitation program

You Can Take Action to Clean Your Criminal Record

With the help of a professional Kansas City DUI attorney like Steve Schanker, you can file for an expungement of the crime under certain circumstances. If approved, authorities will have to treat the arrest as if it never happened and they cannot provide any information about it to other parties. To find out more about this important and helpful legal process, contact Attorney Steve Schanker today.