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I was arrested for DUI in a state other than my legal residence fourteen years ago. I paid the fine, and went to classes and the Judge said that satisfied everything.  It has never shown up on my state’s RMV, or insurance, or anything. In answering the question “have you ever been convicted of a DUI,” can I say “no”?


It depends on what state it was and their definition of conviction. For instance, Massachusetts provides for a disposition that is called a continuance without a finding or “CWOF”.  This is not a conviction so if asked this question you could answer “no.”  Additionally, since the offense was so long ago the records of the case may have been destroyed. Again it depends on the state and the rules that govern destruction of obsolete records.


Massachusetts board certified drunk driving defense lawyer, Attorney James Milligan represents clients charged with DUI DWI OUI throughout Massachusetts including Barnstable County, Bristol County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County, and Worcester County. If you have been charged with drunk driving DUI DWI OUI in Massachusetts, contact Attorney Milligan for a Free Case Evaluation.