Effective September 1st, HB-3016 allows a person convicted of a DWI (driving while intoxicated) offense to petition for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history related to the offense. This law seals your criminal record from the eyes of the public, and allows a person to deny such record in most situations. Getting this order granted can be very beneficial to you.
A criminal record can negatively affect potential employment opportunities and other things that require a background search, even if the criminal offense is non-violent. This new law gives second chances to those who qualify to apply for an order of nondisclosure.
To qualify for an order of nondisclosure, you must:
- have had a blood-alcohol concentration of less than 0.15 (you may qualify if the case was reduced to a Class B misdemeanor),
- have never been convicted or placed on differed adjudication for anything outside a Class C ticket,
- did not have an accident that involved a victim,
- filed on or after the second anniversary of the date of the completion of their community supervision, if the person successfully complied with a condition of community of supervision that, for at least six months, restricted the persons operation of a motor vehicle to a motor vehicle equipped with an Ignition Interlock Device; or
- the fifth anniversary of the date of a jail sentence.
Call us today to start the process. We know what you have gone through. Let us help you by keeping your DWI conviction hidden from public view. My entire firm and I are here for you. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.