How long does a DUI stay on your record for in the state of Virginia?
Question Details: If it is forever, what are the stipulations in which the court will agree to expunge the case from your file?
In Virginia, the number of years that a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) stays on your record is eleven, unless you were operaing a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). Then the conviction remains on your record permanently. All of the following convictions remain on your record for 11 years: driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving under the influence of drugs, involuntary manslaughter while under the influence of alcohol, refusing a blood/breath test. If your were drifing a CMV, the court will typically not agree to expunge the case from your file, but you should contact an attorney in your state for addressing this issue with the court.
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