Expungement of a Criminal Record

In White Collar Criminal Defense by Larry Donahue2 Comments

Effective January 1, 2020

A comprehensive new expungement law authorizes courts to limit public access to non-conviction records one year after disposition if no other charges are pending, and to most convictions for felonies, misdemeanors and municipal ordinances after varying waiting periods.

Specifically, the law allows for expungement in the following circumstances:

  1. Expungement of Criminal Records due to identity theft.
  2. Expungement of Criminal Records due to release without conviction.
  3. Expungement of Criminal Records upon conviction.
    (after completion of sentence, payment of fines and having a specified amount of time pass since conviction)

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  1. I have a aggravated dwi from January 1st 2015 I would like taken off. Is this still permanent?

    1. Author

      You should go through the interview we put together, if you haven’t done it yet. You can access it here:


      I will say, however, that Section 5(G) of the New Mexico Criminal Record Expungement Act (NMCREA) indicates that an offense involving driving while under the influence is not permitted to be expunged under this Act.

      I’m sorry. Larry.

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