Q: I was recently convicted of a DWI. How long will it be on my record?
A: In New York, a criminal conviction will stay on your record permanently. There is no legal way to expunge (remove) this from your record. As time passes however, it will be easier to explain to future employers as a mistake from long ago.
A: If you were convicted of DWI in New York (not DWAI), then the crime will always be on your record. There is no such thing as expungement in New York. If convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in New York, one will have a permanent criminal record (except with diversion in narcotics crimes).
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