Asked almost 3 years ago - Coalinga, CAFlag
i have a wet and wreckless, and just got a dui. what penalties will i be facing
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If the prior wet reckless was within the last 10 years it will be counted as a prior DUI conviction. Additionally if you are still on probation you will also have a pending probation violation. The mandatory minimum is 96 hours in jail but most prosecutors will seek a much longer jail sentence. You should hire a DUI attorney to assist you.
When did the "wet reckless" occur? If it was within ten years, it counts as a prior DUI conviction.
Punishment for a second DUI within ten years includes up to a year in jail with a mandatory minimum of ten days, a two year drivers license suspension and an 18 month DUI offender school. The court can also require you to install an ignition interlock device, which is a breath tester that prevents your car from starting if there's alcohol on your breath.
If the wet reckless is within 10 years of the current DUI, then your looking at a 2nd time DUI. The penalties are 10 days to one year in custody, about an $1800.00 fine and a multiple offender DUI school (18 months). Additionally, you will face a license suspension by the DMV.
You should contact a local DUI attorney for help. You might be able to reduce the impact of this current DUI.
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