Glendale, AZ asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Appeals / Appellate Law and Municipal Law for Texas

Q: Q: I am researching info about possibility of expungement and/or cleared convictions.

I was a real piece of work in my youth. Reckless, lonely, hard drinking party animal.

I was convicted of my first DWI March/2009 in Rockwall, TX. I was under the age of 21. I plead guilty and took jail time after originally choosing probation.

In Aug/2013, I was arrested on a DWI at age 24 in Dallas County. I plead guilty and took the 90 day jail time as punishment, rather than probation.

Over the past decade I have grown to become someone that i am truly be proud of. I finally checked my ego almost a decade ago and have become the person that helps society function in a positive way. That includes keeping my word, staying disciplined and attempting to take accountability for any mistake.

My question is, is there any way for me to get any of these charges cleared or dropped from my record. These situations continue to hinder me in the job market and other aspects of life. I'd love any feedback or education on this topic. Thank you

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Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Your only chance would be a pardon but I think it would be very difficult to get pardoned

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John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: Unfortunatley, DWIs are not on the list of convictions that may be expunged at this time. It can always change but it would have to be through legislation.

Good Luck!

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