A DWI conviction does not have to haunt you for a lifetime.
- At least 10 years have passed since the date of conviction.
- The driver has not had another alcohol-related charge (DWI, DUI or BAC offense) since the conviction, including offenses in other states.
- The driver has not previously expunged a DWI.
Expungement applies to a conviction at trial or a guilty plea, a conviction set aside through a diversion program, dismissal of charges prior to trial, and arrest records and fingerprints relating to an alcohol offense. Expungement does not apply to license suspension or revocation for DWI or refusal of a breath test — your civil driving record is not expungeable.