If you’re a driver with a revoked driver’s license due to a West Virginia DUI, you may be eligible for restricted driving privileges if accepted into the Alcohol Test and Lock Program (ATLP). Not only does the program help you get back on the road to a normal life after a DUI, but the ATLP can also serve as a DUI diversion program, helping to potentially wipe your record clean.
Your West Virginia DUI could be expunged if you complete the ATLP
The ATLP requires that you install and maintain a car breathalyzer (ignition interlock device) to monitor your breath and prove your continued sobriety while operating a vehicle. When enrolling in the program, you will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed inside your vehicle within sixty days. You will also receive a written notification of eligibility and approval number from your local DMV. A list of approved ignition interlock devices will be presented and you can choose a service provider based on the device, your location or whatever criteria you determine. You will be responsible for contacting the interlock service provider from the list to prepare for a scheduled installation appointment.
If you’re under 21, you may be eligible to have your West Virginia DUI expunged.
At the time of your arrest, you should have been given information about your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If that number was under .08 percent and if you successfully completed the ATLP, your criminal conviction could be expunged. You will have to petition the court and make sure you have no other violations pertaining to that DUI, your ignition interlock requirement, or any new alcohol-related incidents. However, even if your conviction is expunged, it will still remain on your license as points and could be used to determine penalties if you have any future DUI incidents.