Can I Expunge A Maryland DUI or DWI Conviction?

How Long Do DUIs Stay On My Record In Maryland?

If you have been convicted of a drunk driving offense in Maryland, whether it is driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI), you likely want to forget about the whole thing. As part of your attempt to move on, many people want to know when, if ever, their drunk driving convictions can be wiped off their criminal records.

Sadly, in Maryland it is not possible to expunge DUI/DWI convictions from your criminal record. That means that prior drunk driving convictions in the state will stay on your record forever.

In fact, it is not even possible to expunge a DUI or DWI charge in Maryland if it resulted in a “PBJ” or probation before judgment.

Though a record of the original offense will remain, that does not mean previous offenses will always be counted against you. Maryland law notes that a prior conviction for DUI can only be used to enhance penalties for a subsequent offense if it occurs within five years of the first one.

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