How Long Does a DUI or DWI Conviction Stay on My Record in Florida?
A DUI conviction or any conviction stays on your record forever. In this day of the Internet, convictions stay on forever. There are companies that mine this information. I have clients who come to me all the time for a conviction that took place years ago that they thought was sealed or expunged and that it comes up, and then companies try to extort money from you to get that information, your mugshot, for example, your jail record, your booking record, your case information, your conviction, taken off the Internet. The answer is, it stays on forever. And that's why, number one, you need the best criminal defense lawyer you can find, the best criminal defense lawyer you can afford to handle your case properly so you're not convicted. And number two, the best criminal defense lawyer who knows how to deal with these Internet issues who can help you get this information removed from the Internet. And we can help you, we do it every day. We'll help you if you come to us after a conviction. But if you come to us early enough, hopefully there won't be a conviction.