Unfortunately, the short answer is that a DUI conviction will stay on your record for the REST OF YOUR LIFE. If you plead guilty or no contest to a DUI charge, you will receive a DUI conviction, no questions asked. One of the worst things someone charged with DUI can do is immediately plead guilty or no contest to a DUI charge without speaking with a qualified Jacksonville DUI Lawyer. As with all legal issues, many times there may be factual and legal issues that can be used to your advantage. An experienced Jacksonville DUI Attorney or Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney can use these factual and legal issues to potentially reduce a DUI charge or possibly have the case dismissed. When a DUI charge is reduced, in many cases to Reckless Driving, it does not necessarily mean that a conviction must be imposed. The same is true when a DUI charge is dismissed because then the DUI charge may be expunged, or removed, for your record.
If you or a loved one have been arrested for DUI, it is imperative that you speak with a qualified attorney immediately. Rainka Law has handled thousands of DUI charges and offers free case evaluations. Contact Rainka Law today.