Question: When I got my 1st 23152(a) DUI in San Fernando Court, I was told that it would stay on my record for 7 years. that was in 2003. I just got another Van Nuys DUI and I was told that it was a 2nd DUI, although I haven’t been to court on it yet. Is this true?

Answer: Yes, the law now states that a DUI is priorable for 10 years (from arrest to arrest date). Thus, if your San Fernando DUI was in 2003, and your Van Nuys DUI this year, the Van Nuys DUI will be charged as a 2nd offense DUI.


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