DUIs cause people many problems. One of the biggest problems is that they exclude you from having any criminal record sealed. DUI, by Statute, requires a mandatory adjudication. If you are adjudicated guilty of any offense, you are not eligible to have any other offense sealed. For example, if you have a Petit Theft where adjudication was withheld, but you have an earlier conviction for DUI, you cannot get your Petit Theft crime sealed.
So...can a refusal to blow in the DUI case be sealed? Most likely not because it was likely the person was adjudicated guilty on the DUI or perhaps an adjudication of guilt on a reduced charge of Reckless Driving. Again, once you are convicted of any offense, you are not eligible to have your record sealed.
This makes it important to consult with an attorney in resolving any criminal matter. In order to best defend your case and preserve your legal rights, give us a call today.