Most traffic tickets are not criminal offense that can be expunged.Â However, the following traffic offenses are expungeable as misdemeanors:
(a) The following traffic law violations shall be known as offenses and classified as indicated:
(1) Racing on a public highway — Class A misdemeanor;
(2) Reckless driving — Class B misdemeanor;
(3) Driving with lights off to avoid detection, identification, or apprehension — Class B misdemeanor;
(4) Hazardous driving — Class C misdemeanor;
(5) Leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage only — Class C misdemeanor;
(6) Driving the wrong way on a one-way street — Class C misdemeanor;
(7) Speeding in excess of fifteen miles per hour (15 m.p.h.) over the posted speed limit — Class C misdemeanor;
(8) Using nitrous oxide in a motor vehicle or motorcycle on a street or highway as prohibited under Sec. 27-37-803 — Class C misdemeanor; and
(9) Observing a drag race as a spectator on a public highway — Class B misdemeanor.
(b) More than three (3) violations in a twelve-month period — Class C misdemeanor.
A citation for careless and prohibited driving is not included in this list; but, if you see your offense listed above then you can apply to have it expunged under Act 531.
The costs associated with expunging a record will only be attorneys fees if you choose to hire an attorney.Â Attorney's fees usually range from $500 on up.Â There are no filing fees with the court, so if you file the petition yourself, there will be no costs.