What can I do if someone else's DUI record was added to my driving records?
Question Details: I went to the DMV to update my CDL and was told there was a person with the same name and matching birthdate as mine that had a DUI and suspense in 2 different states, neither of which I had never lived in or traveled to. I was not able to get my CDL and I was told that I needed a letter from 1 of the state's DMV stating that I am not that person. After endless calls and faxing the records dept, DMV and law enforcement and providing proof, plus speaking to the arresting officer who verified it was not me, I only been have bounce around and told different information. What type of lawyer should I seek to assist me further with this process?
You should hire either an expunction or consumer reporting attorney to assist you. An expunction attorney may be very similar to a criminal attorney as the matters of expunctions and criminal law tend to overlap. However, make sure you retain a criminal attorney who has experience handling these issues. The remedies tend to be administrative in nature, so it will take someone understanding the process to assist you. A consumer attorney could also help because they would be familiar with consumer reports, which can include criminal histories, and how to effective dispute them.