DWI and Expungements in Louisiana

A. A person convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (DWI) shall be required to supplement the motions required in this Title with proof in the form of a certified letter from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, that the person has complied with the requirements of this Article. The certified letter shall be attached to the motion to expunge the record of arrest and conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

B. The court shall order the clerk of court to mail to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, all of the following as provided by the defendant:

(1) A certified copy of the record of the plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

(2) Fingerprints of the defendant.

(3) Proof that the defendant meets the requirements as set forth in Code of Criminal Procedure Article 556 or 556.1 which shall include the defendant’s date of birth, social security number, and driver’s license number.

C. An additional fifty dollar court cost shall be assessed at this time against the defendant and paid to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, for the costs of storage and retrieval of the records.

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