The following information is needed in addition to the original Motion for Judgment of Acquittal and for Expungement with a DWI or Motor Vehicle charge that reflects a sentence under Criminal Code Procedure Article 894.

This documentation is required by the Department of Motor Vehicles in Baton Rouge . The Clerk of Court does not set these requirements.

The following information is to be provided if you are applying to have a DWI expunged:

    • You must have been sentenced under Article 894 for the Department of Motor Vehicles to have a record of your charge. If the minutes of your sentencing do not reflect Article 894, you are not eligible for a Motion of Expungement. You will need to contact an Attorney of Law for any additional assistance. 
    • Put your Drivers License Number on the personal information section of the Motion of Acquittal and Motion for Expungement
    • Certified copy of Waiver of Constitutional Rights and Plea of Guilty (Clerk of Court) 
    • Certified copy of Court Sentencing Minutes. (Clerk of Court) 
    • Certified copy of Bill of Information. (Clerk of Court)

The above documentation and fee is in addition to the requirements to file for a Motion for Acquittal and for Expungement.


The Clerk of Court staff are trained professionals; however, they are prohibited from giving any legal advice. Information regarding legal procedures may be obtained in any law library or by contacting an area attorney.

P. O. Box 100
DeRidder, Louisiana 70634
(337) 463-8595 - Phone
(337) 462-3916 - Fax
(337) 202-7834 - Criminal Records Fax