Out of state prior DUI

Question: Since i deferred and completed my deferred prosecution in Washington state on my first DUI, everything says it was “dismissed”. Even got a letter from the judge. I found out I received another DUI in San Fernando, CA. Can I be charged with a 2nd DUI?
Answer: If there was no conviction on the DUI in WA state, then the DUI in San Fernando, CA should be treated as a first offense. Your DUI attorney may have to run a motion to strike if they charge your new DUI as a second offense. Also, if you have questions about the outcome of your WA case, you or your CA attorney may want to try reaching out to the DUI attorney that handled your WA state offense. Call me to discuss further.
Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer