How can I expunge a previous conviction of a zero tolerance DUI?
Question Details: I was convicted 2 years ago; I blew a .05 at the age of 19.
Fortunately for you, you can expunge DUI in South Dakota (unlike many other states, which do not allow DUI expungement). You can only do so if the DUI was a misdemeanor (the less serious category of crime) and not a felony (the more serious category); if this was your first or second DUI, it should have been treated as a misdemeanor and you should be expungement eligible; you can check whether you are by reviewing your conviction. If you are eligible for expungement, hire an attorney to help you: there's a lot of paperwork, you need to submit to a chemical dependency evaluation, and you should submit character references, too. A lawyer experienced with expungement will greatly increase your chance of success.
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