If this is your first DWI, you will likely be given what’s called an SIS (Suspended Imposition of Sentence), in addition to any other costs, fees, or classes you will need to take.  If you go through the probationary period without any other mishaps, then the DWI will not go on your record as a conviction.

Note, however, that the police records will still exist.  Thus, it is in your best interests to get these records sealed or expunged after you have gone through the probationary period. This can be complicated, but an experienced lawyer should be able to help you.

For subsequent DWIs, the odds are against you if you’re trying to keep them off your record.  An experienced DWI lawyer might be able to help in rare cases, but don’t expect the DWIs to stay off your record.