The Orlando office of Finebloom and Haenel is made up of attorneys dedicated to competent, rigorous DUI defense. Over the course our lawyers’ experiences with DUI cases in Orlando and the surrounding central Florida regions, we’ve answered thousands of questions. Among the most common questions, one has an answer that most drivers find startling and do not expect.
“In the state of Florida, how long does a DUI conviction stay on my record?”
The answer: 75 years.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (HSMV) maintains a complete record system of driving records. As technology advances and allows different states to work together, more and more states begin sharing electronic records. If a Florida driver is convicted of DUI and then moves to Georgia 2 years later, Georgia’s DMV will still have the ability to run a driving record check and note the offense
The HSMV mandates that less sever convictions resulting in point assessments stay on a driver’s record for 10 years. However, more serious offenses (which include DUI and vehicular manslaughter) remain on record for 75 years.
In most cases, the sting of a DUI conviction will be accessible in DMV records for the rest of your life. The only saving grace may constitute a “look-back” period policy instituted by other states or insurance policies. If a driver moves out of state and that state’s DMV only checks back a few years, or if a new insurance policy only checks back a prescribed amount of years, an old DUI may not be detected. However, any DMV record check that goes back far enough, up to 75 years, can detect a DUI in Florida.
DUI Defense Lawyers Serving Orlando
At Finebloom and Haenel, our legal experience allows us to build a competent defense to your DUI case. 75 years is quite a long time. We will fight your case and seek out any loopholes or inconsistencies in the DUI charges against you. Our DUI lawyers will work to get your DUI brought down to a lesser charge wherever possible. Only experienced, focused lawyers can work for this type of result. We’ll keep you informed so that you’ll know exactly what we can do for your case and what you should expect.
Our DUI Defense attorneys are ready to help you! If you’ve been charged with DUI in or around Orlando, call one of our experienced DUI Lawyers in Orlando Today!