What is the name of your state? California, but got the DUI in Ohio.
Back in 11/13/2001 I pleaded guilty to a DUI in the state of Ohio. I was 19 at the time, blew a .161, handled everything myself, and got a very light sentence: around $500 in fines, 90 day license suspension, and a 3 day driver intervention program. Other than the DUI, I have a completely clean record and have not gotten into anymore trouble at all.
I was told that the look back period, for Ohio, was 7 years, but after searching around I am seeing that it is 6 years.
Now, living in California, upon renewal of my car insurance I noticed that the "Good Driver" policy states: In addition, during the last 10 years, all drivers must not have been convicted for driving under the influence. I also hear that they are trying to pass a law that will require the DUI to stay on my record for life. I called my insurance today and they are still reporting that I have a DUI on my record.
So I guess it's time for my question(s):
Is this only for the state of California? Meaning, even though the conviction was in Ohio, am I still bound to the California 10 year look back law?
Is it possible to hire a lawyer to help assist with getting my DUI off my record? Or is there a way that I can attempt to do this myself via an expungement; but considering that I live in a completely different state is that even possible?
I am assuming that I am screwed, and I should be because I did the crime, but I think I did my part by not getting in any other trouble what-so-ever. I guess I don't understand how these new laws can affect my conviction from almost 7 years ago.
Thanks to anyone who responds!