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Is no content the same as guilty on a criminal record?

If I plead no contest to a DUI charge, will I be more likely to get it taken off my record later? Or is it exactly the same thing as being found guilty?

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    Joe Dane | Law Office of Joe Dane
    850 E. Chapman Ave., Ste. C
    Orange, CA 92866
    (714) 532-3600
    It has exactly the same legal effect. The only difference is that a no contest plea can't be used against you in civil court. For example, if you were DUI and crashed into somebody, you would want to plead no contest so your plea couldn't be used against you in civil court if they sued. Otherwise, they are the same. Pleading no contest won't change the timing of getting your record cleared up.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 2/5/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    No it will NEVER be taken off your record. It is the same as a guilty plea but you do not have to say what you did wrong.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/26/2013
    Richard Williams | Law Office of Richard Williams
    301 Government Street, Suite 104
    Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 272-3765
    Pleading no contest in Alabama is the same as a guilty plea.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 1/26/2013
    Steven Dodge | Steven Dodge
    7960 W. Grand River Ave.
    Brighton, MI 48114
    (810) 220-3916
    A no contest plea does have the same legal effect as a guilty plea or guilty verdict.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/25/2013
    Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    343 East Main Street, Suite 314
    Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 463-9715
    It sure is the same.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/24/2013
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