Question: Can I get a DUI in Van Nuys five years ago expunged, or do I need to wait 10 years?

You do not have to wait 10 years to get a DUI expunged. As long as you have completed all the terms of your probation, you are not currently on probation, and you do not have any pending charges, it is possible to have an expungement granted. There is more details about expungements on under the expungement tab. The 10 years in regards to DUI’s means that if you get another DUI within 10 years of any previous DUI or wet reckless convictions, then the new one will be treated as a 2nd DUI (assuming you only had 1 previous conviction within 10 years). Note that even if your DUI is expunged, and you get a second DUI within 10 years of the previous DUI, it will still be treated as a 2nd DUI. Call me at 818-336-1384 if you would like to discuss expungements in more detail.

Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks