I am frequently contacted by someone wanting to clear their old DWI conviction
from their record. I dislike telling people that despite what their lawyer
told them ten years ago their probation for DWI is not eligible to be
cleared from their record. I think that some people look at their criminal
record like their credit report. They are under the assumption that after
a certain number of years the charges come off some way and if they contact
the right attorney they can make this happen.
The only way to have your DWI cleared from your record is by previously
having your case dismissed before going on probation, or going to trial
and being found not guilty by a judge or a jury. Lastly, if your DWI was
so long ago that you received a deferred adjudication you may qualify
for a motion for non disclosure.