What Is Public Record?
Criminal court records, which provide a detailed record of all court proceedings and all components
of a case, are public record. A criminal record may include arrests, pending
charges, dismissed charges and acquitted charges. If you are charged with,
tried for, or convicted of driving while under the influence, a record
of the court proceedings and final outcome will be public information,
unless and until your record has been expunged.
Unfortunately, this does mean that DUI allegations and a record of your
traffic court case (including your initial arrest and interaction with
law enforcement) will be public record, even if you were not ultimately
charged with a crime. However, your record will show evidence of all dismissed
charges and acquittals.
Who Can Access My DUI Record?
A public record is exactly that. Obtaining access to someone’s criminal
record, which would include a DUI charge, can be as easy as dropping in
at the nearest courthouse and making an information request.
Employers, landlords, educational institutions, and government agencies
will often require you to complete a criminal record check. Some employers,
especially those who require you to operate company vehicles, will be
specifically interested in your driving history and will be able to access
it through the court system.
What if I Need Help Defending a DUI Charge?
Attorney Steven Tomeo is a member of the National College for DUI Defense
and is highly knowledgeable when it comes to DUI laws. As such, we are
not only committed to
protecting the rights of drivers, but we are equipped to determine the best course of action in your traffic
court case and help you secure the best possible result. If you need assistance
defending a DUI charge or help navigating your traffic court case, don’t
wait—call (844) 913-7747 now to
schedule your complimentary consultation.