Harris County uses new DWI expungement program

Posted on December 7th, 2010 No Comments

Harris County recently introduced a new program that makes it easier for people charged with DWI, or driving while intoxicated, to have the charges expunged from their criminal record.  Harris County is infamous for having the nation’s highest annual rate of drunk driving fatalities.  Every year in Harris County, approximately 6,000 people are charged with DWIs for the first time.

The program, called DIVERT, or Direct Intervention using Voluntary Education Restitution and Treatment, was launched by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.  DIVERT allows drivers charged with DWI to agree to two years of supervision and counseling.  If at the end of two years a driver has kept a clean record, then the DWI charge will be expunged from their record.  So far, about 166 people have agreed to being a part of the DIVERT program.

To discuss having a criminal charge expunged from your record in Texas, contact the experienced Dallas expungement attorney, Mark T. Lassiter, at 214-651-1121 today.

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