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A DUI DC Conviction is not Expungeable in the District of Columbia

DUI DC conviction is not expungeable in the District of ColumbiaPursuant to District of Columbia law, Driving while intoxicated (dwi), driving under the influence (DUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI) are not expungeable if you are convicted.

A DUI Conviction is Ineligible Misdemeanor and Can Not be Expunged/Sealed

DUI is considered an ineligible misdemeanor and therefore, can not be sealed.  A conviction in the District of Columbia for an ineligible misdemeanor can not be sealed.  Accordingly, Driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence, and operating while impaired (§ 50-2201.05) can not be sealed.

A DUI DC arrest is Expungeable

Remember an arrest is different than a conviction.  If your case is dismissed prior to conviction or if you are acquitted you can file to have the arrest expunged/sealed.

Ineligible Misdemeanor for Expungement include

A) Interpersonal violence as defined in § 16-1001(6)(B), intimate partner violence as defined in § 16-1001(7), and intrafamily violence as defined in § 16-1001(9).

(B) Driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence, and operating while impaired (§ 50-2201.05);

(C) A misdemeanor offense for which sex offender registration is required pursuant to Chapter 40 of Title 22, whether or not the registration period has expired;

(D) Criminal abuse of a vulnerable adult (§ 22-936(a));

(E) Interfering with access to a medical facility (§ 22-1314.02);

(F) Possession of a pistol by a convicted felon (§ 22-4503(a)(2) [see now § 22-4503(a)(1)]);

(G) Failure to report child abuse (§ 4-1321.07);

(H) Refusal or neglect of guardian to provide for child under 14 years of age (§ 22-1102);

(I) Disorderly conduct (peeping tom) (§ 22-1321);

(J) Misdemeanor sexual abuse (§ 22-3006);

(K) Violating the Sex Offender Registration Act (§ 22-4015);

(L) Violating child labor laws (§§ 32-201 through 32-224);

(M) Election/Petition fraud (§ 1-1001.08);

(N) Public assistance fraud (§§ 4-218.01 through 4-218.05);

(O) Trademark counterfeiting (§ 22-902(b)(1));

(P) Attempted trademark counterfeiting (§§ 22-180322-902);

(Q) Fraud in the second degree (§ 22-3222(b)(2));

(R) Attempted fraud (§§ 22-180322-3222);

(S) Credit card fraud (§ 22-3223(d)(2));

(T) Attempted credit card fraud (§ 22-1803, 22-223) [§§ 22-180322-3223];

(U) Misdemeanor insurance fraud (§ 22-3225.03a);

(V) Attempted insurance fraud (§§ 22-180322-3225.0222-3225.03);

(W) Telephone fraud (§§ 22-3226.0622-3226.10(3));

(X) Attempted telephone fraud (§§ 22-180322-3226.0622-3226.10);

(Y) Identity theft, second degree (§§ 22-3227.0222-3227.03(b));

(Z) Attempted identify theft (§§ 22-180322-3227.0222-3227.03);

(AA) Fraudulent statements or failure to make statements to employee (§ 47-4104);

(BB) Fraudulent withholding information or failure to supply information to employer (§ 47-4105);

(CC) Fraud and false statements (§ 47-4106);

(DD) False statement/dealer certificate (§ 50-1501.04(a)(3));

(EE) False information/registration (§ 50-1501.04(a)(3));

(FF) No school bus driver’s license (18 DCMR § 1305.1);

(GG) False statement on Department of Motor Vehicles document (18 DCMR § 1104.1);

(HH) No permit — 2nd or greater offense (§ 50-1401.01(d));

(II) Altered title (18 DCMR § 1104.3);

(JJ) Altered registration (18 DCMR § 1104.4);

(KK) No commercial driver’s license (§ 50-405);

(LL) A violation of building and housing code regulations;

(MM) A violation of the Public Utility Commission regulations; and

(NN) Attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing offenses (§§ 22-180322-1805a).