Does this count as a 3rd or 2nd?
This counts as your third. You should consult with an attorney about any potential defenses that you might have and be sure to contact DMV and let them know that you want a hearing to contest the license suspension. You only have 10 days to preserve this right. I handle DUI cases in San Francisco. Feel free to contact me about your case. Good luck to you.
The mere fact you got arrested 9 years ago for DUI does not mean you were convicted. We need to know if the arrest from 9 years ago resulted in administrative action or a conviction before determining if this is a 2 or 3rd offense unless CA counts arrest as priors for enhancement.
You said you got arrested for a DUI 9 years ago. What about a conviction? This one counts as a prior ONLY if your plead to a wet or DU.
You had another DUI reduced to a wet. I presume that you then plead guilty to that charge. This would be a prior.
You recently got another DUI. If alleged - then the other two DUI's/Wets make this a third DUI. BUT SOMETIMES the DA messes up and doesnt charge the priors. Rare but happens.
Minimum is 120 days jail - can be done on an alternative program.
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