How long does a DUI stay on your record?

I was arrested for a DUI last week and before that 15 years ago.

Asked on January 28, 2018 under Criminal Law, New York


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

A DUI stays on a person's criminal history record indefinitely. However, there is a time limit on how long a prior DUI can be used against a person for sentencing purposes. It is called the "look back period". In NY, this priod is 10 years. Therefore, since your other offense was 15 years ago, the court will consider your most recent offense to be your first when sentencing you.

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