Portsmouth, VA asked in DUI / DWI for Virginia

Q: I got a DUI in 2014. I completed my ASAP classes, and my license was reinstated. How long will it stay on my record?

I was able to get my license reinstated as early as possible as I completed everything the courts required well before I was able to get my license reinstated. I thought it only stayed on my driving record for 7 years but everything I see now says it's 11 years. This case was in Chesapeake, VA but I currently reside in Portsmouth, VA.

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Faraji A. Rosenthall
Faraji A. Rosenthall
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: A DWI in Virginia stays on your driving record for 11 years. Unfortunately as the law is currently it stays on your criminal record forever. There are efforts in the legislature to reform the current system but as it is now it cannot be removed from a criminal record.

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Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Spotsylvania , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The 6 points remain on your driving record for 11 years but the conviction remains forever on your criminal record.

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