If I am arrested for DUI, does that count as a criminal record?. DUI is criminal and it’ll remain on your record as a criminal offense.
Transcription of the criminal lawyer's response : DUI is something that it’s being in the news lately and for a good reason. DUI is a very serious infraction. People ask me: If I’m arrested for DUI does this count as a criminal record? Well, a charge of DUI it’s in fact criminal. It’s different from just running a red light or from speeding. It’s criminal and it’ll remain on your record as a criminal offense. By statute in Florida every time you get convicted of DUI the judge has to enter a conviction. It cannot be a withhold adjudication. By statute they have to convict you of the crime. This will have serious implications in the future for you. You will not be able to obtain a concealed weapons’ permit. You will not be able to seal or expunge in case you may want to seal or expunge in the future and it will remain on your record. There is no way to erase this from your record. If an employer has a background check on you, this will show. They will know that you were convicted for DUI. So DUI is very serious. There are many things that can be done to avoid getting convicted of DUI. And you should always consult with an attorney if you get charged with DUI.