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When does a DUI go off your record?

In the State of Florida, DUI convictions are almost permanent. DUI convictions stay on your record for an incredible seventy-five (75) years.

Even worse, DUI convictions in Florida can never be expunged, meaning that they cannot be taken off your record. Once a DUI gets placed on your driving record, it is there to stay.

That being said, if you’re facing a DUI conviction, the best thing you can do is to try and defeat the charge in the first place. You need the assistance of a highly skilled Orlando criminal defense attorney. Contact Katz & Phillips, P.A. for help today.

when does a dui go off your record


What are the effects of a DUI on your record?

Having a DUI on your record can be harmful to your future prospects in several unexpected ways.

Some people, including employers and licensing agencies, will assume that you are not trustworthy if you have a DUI on your record. A DUI conviction can also make it far more difficult to rent a car.

Difficulty finding employment

After a DUI conviction, you might find it far more difficult to find employment. You could also possibly lose your job.

This is especially true if you are employed in a field that requires special licensing, like in the healthcare or education fields. And it is even more true if you drive vehicles for your job, such as as a truck driver or a delivery driver.

In fact, it can be almost impossible to obtain a job in the transportation industry if you have a DUI conviction on your record. 

Higher car insurance rates

Another problem with having a DUI conviction on your record is that your insurance rates will be much higher.

Insurance companies will view you as a higher risk to them, and will charge you more money to protect their profit margins. Sometimes, rates can increase substantially, and some insurance companies might not want to sell to you at all.

Travel difficulties

Believe it or not, having a DUI conviction can be denied entrance to certain other countries. If you like international travel, having a DUI conviction can throw a major wrench into your plans. 

If you’ve been convicted of DUI and plan on traveling to any of the following countries, you’re probably going to face pushback or flatout denied entry.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • United Arab Emirates

How can I avoid these problems?

Once you are convicted of a DUI, there is not much you can do about it. The DUI conviction will, in all likelihood, remain on your driving record for the remainder of your life.

If you are facing a DUI conviction, you need to act before it is too late. The best thing that you can do is to try to defeat the DUI charges in the first place.

Contact an Orlando criminal defense lawyer

DUI convictions can have lifelong and devastating consequences. There are few things worse than being forced to deal with the aftermath of a DUI conviction. Your only option, sometimes, is to attempt to defeat the DUI charges before you are convicted.

To do that, you need the help of a highly skilled and professional Orlando DUI defense attorney. When you are facing DUI charges, contact Katz & Phillips, P.A. as soon as possible to help you fight your case. Call (321) 332-6864 to schedule a consultation.

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