"Wet" Reckless & DUI Expungement
Getting a DUI or "wet" reckless can be one of the most embarrassing things a person can face in their adult life. Unlike other crimes, a DUI conviction can happen to almost anybody. Fortunately, a DUI or "wet" reckless conviction does not have to stay on your criminal record forever, allowing you to put the mistake behind you and to move into your future with a positive outlook. We are able to file a petition with the court on your behalf under California Penal Code 1203.4 asking the court to expunge your DUI or "wet" reckless conviction. This petition, once granted by the court, will set aside your original DUI conviction, allowing you to pursue employment opportunities with confidence and to answer honestly that you have never been convicted of a crime.
Our law firm specializes in expunging DUI and "wet" reckless convictions in California, which allows us to not only provide very specialized service, but to also provide these services at the absolute lowest fixed costs anywhere (we guarantee the lowest price). Also the fixed costs mean no uncertainty or surprises for you down the road. Your case will be handled from the beginning by an attorney who specializes in California expungements of "wet" reckless and DUI convictions, so you can rest assured you are in good hands.
Unique Tailored Approach To DUI Expungement:
No two DUI cases are exactly the same, and it is important that your expungement attorney understands this fact. We are different. We take the time to understand the unique details of your DUI case, allowing us to tailor our DUI expungement request with the court, giving us the best chance at success in expunging your DUI conviction from your record. This unique tailored approach has allowed us to win over 95% of our DUI expungement cases overall, when no probation violations are present. Why would you settle for anything less?
Trusted DUI Expungement Experience:
We are the premier DUI expungement law firm in the state of California. We have successfully expunged thousands of cases for our clients since 2010. Our vast experience with DUI expungements allows us to utilize our unique knowledge in this area of law to best help you with with your DUI expungement. We also pride ourselves on providing you with impeccable customer service throughout the DUI expungement process. We have an A+ rating with the BBB, and we strive to make the DUI expungement process as stress free as possible for our clients (Yelp - 5 Stars, TrustPilot - 5 Stars, Google - 5 Stars).
No Hidden Fees, No Games:
Beware of any law firm that has hidden fees on their DUI expungement service (example: processing fees, filing fees, hearing fees, etc.). We are one of the only criminal expungement law firms that offers fixed low pricing for DUI expungement, meaning everything is included in our pricing - from start to finish. There will never be any hidden fees, games or surprises down the road with us. NO HIDDEN FEES ever. The thing about hidden fees, is they seem to just keep popping up.
Open Communication Throughout The DUI Expungement Process:
A common problem we hear from new clients is about the difficulty they had in contacting their previous attorney. We are different. We value open communication throughout the DUI and "wet" reckless expungement process. We make ourselves easily available to you via telephone and email at all times. Furthermore, once you begin your DUI expungement with us, you will be provided with unique login credentials, allowing you to access your own personal account on our website where you can check the status of your case 24 hours a day. We strive to always keep the details of your DUI record clearing matter as up-to-date as possible within your account.
No Hassle Process:
We handle everything for you from start to finish, so that you can continue concentrating on your life. Since we specialize in this area of law, and we have done so many DUI expungements all over the state of California, we know exactly what needs to be done to get your DUI expunged in the quickest amount of time possible. We draft and file all the required moving papers with the court, pay filing and court fees on your behalf, serve proper notice on the District Attorney and Probation Department, and attend all hearings on your behalf. You will not be required to attend any hearings in 99% of our cases. Thus, once you hire us to handle your DUI expungement, you can sit back and rest assured that you are in good hands.
Criminal Database Updating After DUI Expungement:
All criminal databases used for employment background checks, both private and public, will update automatically within 30 days after your DUI expungement is complete. You should never pay a company, or a law firm, for any service that claims to "expedite" this updating process. Learn the truth, protect yourself here.
Expedited DUI Expungement Service:
We are able to expedite our "wet" reckless and DUI expungement service in most counties, taking the average processing time from 6-12 weeks down to just 18-30 days for those that need to clean up their criminal record in a hurry. This expedited service, when available, is only an extra $399. Please call us if interested in this service to find out if the service is available in the county where your conviction transpired.
Do You Have Multiple Cases?
If you have multiple "wet" reckless or DUI cases that you would like to expunge, please call us for a free consultation. We will assess your situation, discuss your options and provide you with discounted pricing (our pricing goes down with each additional case we handle for you). Please call us toll-free at (800) 916-1228.
California "Wet" Reckless And DUI Expungement Summary:
Fortunately in California there is relief available if you have every been convicted of a "wet" reckless or DUI. California Penal Code 1203.4 allows a person with a alcohol related misdemeanor conviction to petition the court to have them re-open the case, set aside the conviction and to dismiss the case. Once the expungement process is completed, you will no longer be considered convicted of the "wet" reckless or DUI by the state of California, and your criminal record will be permanently updated to reflect this. Subsequently, once the conviction is expunged by the court you can truthfully tell employers, your family, and all other interested parties that you have not previously been convicted of a crime. This allows you to fully move past your DUI conviction, and also greatly enhances your ability to secure employment. This is particularly true given the fact that over 80% of employers conduct criminal backgrounds checks today, and a DUI conviction will often dissuade an employer from hiring you.
If you have been convicted of a DUI or "wet" reckless in the state of California your conviction is eligible for Penal Code 1203.4 misdemeanor expungement relief if you satisfy the following criteria:
- 1You have successfully completed probation (informal or formal), or if you were not given probation one year must pass since your conviction date. If still on probation check out our early termination of probation service.
- 2You must have satisfied all the requirements of your sentence (fines, restitution, mandatory programs, community service, classes, etc.).
- 3You are not currently charged with another criminal offense, on probation for another criminal offense, or serving a sentence for another criminal offense.
An experienced and knowledgeable attorney will handle your case from beginning to end. Our law firm specializes in successfully getting California "wet" reckless and DUI convictions expunged from your criminal record. The average DUI expungement case takes anywhere from 6 - 12 weeks in the state of California. It is almost never necessary for you to appear in court, as we appear for you and argue on your behalf at all mandatory hearings. Because we specialize in DUI expungements and handle so many similar cases, we are able to offer our services at the lowest fixed prices online. These fixed prices mean that there are never any hidden, or surprise, fees that you need to worry about. We handle everything for you, from start to finish. Take a look at the chart below to see exactly what our DUI expungement service includes.
Does My DUI Go Away After 10 Years?
One thing to note about DUI and "wet" reckless expungement is that there is a misconception out there that after a certain amount of time your criminal conviction gets removed from your criminal record automatically. This belief is FALSE, as your DUI conviction will never be automatically removed from your criminal record. To remove it you must pursue a DUI expungement pursuant California Penal Code 1203.4, which requires that you petition the court for relief. The 10 year rule only applies to your DMV record, wherein the DUI will fall off your DMV record 10 years after the conviction date. However, employers don't care about your DMV record, they care about your criminal record, and typically only conduct a criminal background check when considering you for an employment opportunity (unless the job involves driving).
Removing The DUI From The DMV Record?
This is probably the number one question we get. Unfortunately, expunging your DUI will not remove it from your DMV record, and consequently, will not effect your car insurance rate. Furthermore, expunging your DUI will not allow you to pursue a driving job (e.g., Uber or Lyft), as the DUI or "wet" reckless will remain on your DMV record for 10 years. Also an expunged DUI conviction will be considered a prior DUI conviction if you are convicted again of an alcohol related vehicular violation within 10 years, meaning your sentencing on the subsequent conviction will be in line with repeat offender sentencing guidelines. However, DUI expungement will help you tremendously with your employment pursuits, wherein the job does not require driving (i.e., 99% of jobs).
We have tremendous expertise in the area of DUI and "wet" reckless California expungements, and we can help you forget your past and embrace the future.
LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
Getting your DUI expunged should not break your bank. Given our expertise in getting DUI convictions expunged for our clients, we are able to guarantee that we have the lowest priced DUI expungement service in California.
Benefits Of "Wet" Reckless & DUI Expungement
Other then the mental relief one can experience with an alcohol related misdemeanor expungement, there are also many tangible benefits that a "wet" reckless or DUI expungement offers:
- 1Your past DUI or "wet" reckless conviction will not show up on employer background checks.
- 2In almost all cases private employers cannot ask about convictions that were dismissed under Penal Code 1203.4, nor can a conviction that was dismissed be considered for employment purposes.
- 3You can truthfully and legally answer "NO" on job applications when asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime.
- 4You can greatly increase your earning capacity by becoming eligible for more employment opportunities.
- 5You can become eligible for many types of professional licenses and certificates.
- 6You can become eligible for better student loans.
- 7You can become eligible for better housing assistance.
- 8You can tell friends and family that you have not been convicted of the DUI or "wet" reckless.
- 9You have the satisfaction of forgetting the past for good and moving forward into a more positive future.
Why It Is Important To Hire An Experienced Attorney
DUI and "wet" reckless expungement law is fairly complex and hiring an experienced and knowledgeable attorney is essential to the success of your DUI expungement case. There are not many attorneys that specialize in California expungement the way we do. We have successfully won thousands of expungement cases in the state of California since 2010, and this experience allows us to provide you with immediate expert advice regarding your DUI expungement case. The reason other attorneys often have higher fees then we do, is due to that fact that their pricing is often padded to compenstate them for the time it will take to learn about this area of law. This is not the case with us. We live and breathe California expungements, which allows us to provide you with fixed fair pricing on our DUI expungement service.
From the very first day you hire us to handle your DUI or "wet" reckless expungement case, until the day the case has been fully resolved, we will be there for you every step of the way. We handle everything from start to finish.
- Analyze your unique case details
- Provide expert legal advice
- conduct necessary legal research
- provide an accurate assessment of your chances
- Prepare / gather supporting evidence
- prepare the motion
- file the motion with the appropriate court
- serVE prosecuting agency
- Pay all court costs
- Pay all filling fees
- Schedule the hearing
- Rospond to any D.A. opposition
- Attend required court hearing on your behalf
- Argue the case at hearing
- obtain a signed court order
- update the criminal databases
- Refile if necessary
- Case follow-up with you
- Help Prepare initial motion
Isn't it time you took the necessary steps to put your DUI conviction in the past, allowing you to fully embrace the future. Once you sign up we will start on your DUI expungement case immediately, applying our expertise to the unique details of your situation. Thank you for taking the time to consider our California DUI and "wet" reckless expungment services and we hope you found the information on our website helpful. We truly look forward to helping you in any way we can.
David Huffman, Esq.
Founding Attorney, Fresh Start Law Center