How long does a DUI stay on my record?

Florida statute maintains that a DUI conviction in the state of Florida will remain on your permanent record and on your driving record for 75 years.  For most drivers, this well exceeds their prospective life span, and record of their DUI conviction will remain on their record for the rest of their lives.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is the entity responsible for the maintenance of Florida state driving records.  The Department notes that most traffic infractions that involve the accrual of points on an individual’s driver’s license remain on their driving record for ten years.  However, serious violations like manslaughter, vehicular homicide, DUI and other DUI-related convictions remain on the driver’s record for 75 years.

There is no way to avoid this particular penalty after conviction as the DMV does not allow expungements or other attempts to remove existing records, however you may be able to plead guilty for a lesser offense and avoid a DUI conviction.

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