If the records relate to a conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a certified letter from the Department of Public Safety and Correction, Office of Motor Vehicles, must be submitted with the petition. La. C.Cr.P. Art. 984(A).
General expungement fees may be up to $550. La. C.Cr.P. Art. 983. An additional $50 is charged for petitions to expunge convictions of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. La. C.Cr.P. Art. 984. A person may proceed in forma pauperis in accordance with the provisions for waiver of court costs for indigent parties in civil matters. La. C.Cr.P. Art. 983(H).
The record is confidential and no longer public, but expungement does not limit the news media's use of the expunged record. It is made available only to persons and entities specified in La. C.Cr.P. Art. 973. The person is not required to disclose the arrest or expungement. La. C.Cr.P. Art. 972, 973.