How soon can I have a felony removed from my record?

Many states have expungement statutes, including California, that allow a person to have a crime erased from their records for most purposes. You may apply to have a conviction expunged if you were granted probation and you successfully completed probation. If you were sentenced to prison, you are not eligible for an expungement.

Do I need a lawyer for a DUI charge?

An attorney skilled in DUI defense can be of great assistance, even if the attorney is unable to get a dismissal or a “not guilty” verdict. The attorney can work for a more favorable sentence, advise you on the DMV consequences, and represent you at DMV hearings (which a public defender cannot do). A private…