Options for a DUI conviction

by Jane
(VA)

I was arrested for a DUI in 2008 and found guilty. Over 8 years later, I have a pristine record otherwise and am hoping to have this expunged or sealed as this record has made it difficult for me to advance my professional career and apply for competitive doctoral programs.

Would a simple pardon impact my ability to apply for these roles? How is this viewed in background checks? I would like any information you can provide that would help me in minimizing the impact that this conviction will have on my future prospects.

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