How Long Does a First Offense DWI Stay on Your Record?

If you’re charged with a DUI in Virginia, you need to know that it’s a Class 1 misdemeanor. It’s the most serious level of misdemeanor there is in Virginia. Clients and potential clients routinely ask me how long this offense will stay on their record. Unfortunately, the news is that it will be on your criminal record forever.

A Virginia criminal history covers your entire life, so a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal history will be there forever.

The good news is that a DWI only stays on your Virginia driving record for 11 years. If someone just is looking at your Virginia driving transcript, then the DWI conviction will only be there for 11 years. That’s still a long time, but at least it’s not the rest of your life.

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Andrew Flusche

My name is Andrew Flusche. I am a traffic and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Virginia. I limit my practice to traffic tickets and misdemeanor defense, so I know the ins and outs of these offenses. I literally wrote the book on reckless driving in Virginia which you can get on Amazon here or download for free here. I opened my practice in 2008 after earning my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Since then I have earned over 600 5-star reviews from happy clients on Google, Yelp, Facebook, and Avvo. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Virginia, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Your initial consultation is always free, and you'll talk directly with me about the details of your case.
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