We had several people call our office today inquiring whether the records
generated in connection with their DWI arrests in Missouri can be removed
Missouri law provides for expungment of a first DWI offense if, after ten
years, the person who has pleaded guilty or has been convicted of a first
alcohol related traffic offense and who has not been convicted of any
other alcohol-related driving offense since the date of the first convicionn
or finding of guilt may apply to the court in which he or she pled guilty
or was convicted.
If the court orders expungment of the records, it will remove all records
of the arrest, plea, or conviction from the person’s record as to
the criminal case. Note that the Missouri Department of Revenue, the custodian
of all Missouri driving records, is allowed to mainain records to ensure
that no one receives more than one expungment.
For more informatiion about expunging a DWI, check out our firm's
FAQ page, our blog on
amending a DWI to a lesser offense, or
call our firm directly!