Understanding that DUI has become a political crime with a stigma will go a long way towards helping you clear your DUI public records. This crime is a cash cow for local governments & that means that your best interests will play second fiddle to theirs. Your attorney likely has his own interests ahead of yours as well. Relying on your attorney & throwing yourself at the court's mercy could be the worst thing you could ever do because you will be placing your best interest secondary to theirs.
This means you must learn all you can about the DUI process & how the laws pertain to your case. You must accept the fact that you are responsible for your DUI & you must take 100% responsibility for fixing the mess that a DUI can create of your life. No one is going to take better control of your life than you can, but you must accept the responsibility.
Although the laws may be a little different in each state, this process works the same whether you have just received your DUI or even if it is years old. There are six agencies that have access to your DUI public records. Not all of these agencies communicate with each other, & government bureaucracy causes additional communication problems. Learning all you can about these six agencies & how they handle your information will expose windows of opportunity that can be used to either expunge your DUI or legally hide record of it in states that do not allow you to expunge criminal records.
This information is available to research for free, but the legal nature of the subject matter can make this a nightmare to try to learn on your own. Add to this that there are differences in every state, & the job becomes more difficult. Getting this information from an attorney would likely be very expensive, & many attorneys may not know about this information because it does not serve their best interests.
There is a paid resource available that gives you all the background information you will need to clear your DUI public records. This will give you the "outline" you will need to research the DUI laws for your state. Armed with this information, you will be ready to take the steps necessary to expunge your DUI record or legally erase your DUI public records in states that do not allow you to expunge criminal records. Either way, you will be able to pass the criminal background checks necessary to get a new job & improve your position in life.