You got a DUI. You took a Conviction . Now you are doing your best to get a job and the conviction keeps ruining it for you. You keep getting the job offer only to find out that the offer is rescinded once they find out about your criminal record . DUI convictions on your criminal record make employment very difficult. DUI convictions have stigma attached to them that latches onto a person and drags them down.
Up until July 1, 2011 if you had a conviction in Kansas for a DUI and you wanted to try and clean it up you were nearly out of luck. There was no provision in Kansas law that made it possible for you to get the conviction expunged . But that has all changed. The Kansas legislature has made some changes to the law that allows for a person that had been convicted of a DUI to petition to expunge the offense from their record.
For people with DUI convictions that is a great thing. But there are some catches. If you have a DUI conviction you aren't eligible for an expungement until ten (10) years have passed since you were released from probation. That doesn't mean that if you received a DUI ten years ago you can get get it expunged . You have to have been off of probation for 10 years. Look at the points to determine if your eligible as of 10/12/2011.
1. If you received a DUI conviction before July 1, 1993 you are probably not eligible.
2. If you got off probation before 10/12/2001 you may be eligible.
3. If you got off probation after 10/12/2001 you are not eligible.
Remember you have to use the date from which you were discharged from probation.
IF YOU HAVE A DUI CONVICTION AND YOU WANT TO GET IT EXPUNGED PLEASE SEE AN ATTORNEY. THE CONTENTS OF THIS POST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. PLEASE CONSULT AN ATTORNEY TO EXAMINE YOUR INDIVIDUAL RECORD AND GIVE YOU A DETERMINATION AS TO YOUR EXPUNGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
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