Charged with Driving after Illegally consuming in 2006 (age 19) and DWI 1st in June 2007 (age 20). 2 weeks ago I was charged with DWI 2nd (age 26), is this the correct charge?
In Washington if the first DUI was charged as a minor DUI under RCW 46.61.503 then it will not be counted in determining the mandatory minimum sentence that the court must impose. However, it is very likely that the prosecution will consider the minor DUI in connection with making a plea bargain offer. It is also like that the judge will consider the minor DUI in connection with any sentence imposed. You should make sure you have an attorney to help you. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, you should ask the court to appoint a public defender to help you.
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