A DUI or DWI conviction can never ever be expunged from your criminal record. It can become something that you will have to explain to employers or address on applications for the rest of your life. Not only can a DUI conviction lead to driver’s license suspension but can lead to jail time, especially for repeat offenses.
Prior to opening Harbeson Law and serving as a DUI Defense Attorney, Micheal Harbeson prosecuted these cases as a Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Auburn. This experience showed him how these cases are built against you. Micheal uses these insights to better anticipate the actions that the opposing side may take, and build a winning defense strategy.
Persons who hold a Commercial Driver’s license will have their CDL disqualified for one year if the Department of Licensing suspends their license for a DUI or Physical Control arrest, even if the person was driving a non-commercial vehicle. Such a person will be disqualified for a lifetime from driving a commercial vehicle if DOL suspends their license on a second offense
First-time DUI offenses are usually categorized as Gross Misdemeanors. Repeated DUIs and/or DUIs committed in conjunction with other acts may be categorized as felonies. If convicted of a Gross Misdemeanor a person may serve a minimum of one day in jail and a maximum of 364 days. The minimum jail time increases where there are prior offenses, where the test result is .15 or higher, or where the test was refused.