Question: Got two DUI’s in California. 1st DUI in Metropolitan Court in 2000 and 2nd DUI in Van Nuys, CA 2003 just got another DUI in Van Nuys, CA August 15, 2011. will i be charged with a 2nd or third DUI?

Answer: DUI’s (for charging purposes), stick with you for 10 years from arrest date to arrest date. If your first DUI arrest was over 10 years ago, but the 2nd offense was within 10 years, then you should be charged as a 2nd offense. If there is a 2nd offense DUI conviction, there will be mandatory jail time, but depending on the court, your attorney may be able to work out a SCRAM device, house arrest or work release type deal. It may be possible to avoid a DUI conviction altogether as well. Call me to discuss further at 818-336-1384.

Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
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