I had 2 DUIs within 2 months, first one was in gilbert and second one was in tempe, I will be pleading guilty on my second one first. The gilbert is not aware of my second one yet, If I plea guilty in gilbert without telling the judge about my second dui what would be the consequences or chances that they will find out later. Will the charges get amended and I will be looking at triple charges as a result of not telling.
I agree with both Ms. Castillo and Mr. Heard. You need to see an attorney because this is a complicated issue. The state must prove that a person had a prior DUI offense. It is possible that if you plead to the first offense, the record may not be sufficient to support that as a prior offense. (I'm thinking of State v. Reagan, 103 Ariz. 287 and State. v. Renaud, 108 Ariz. 417.) For sure, don't let the prosecutor in Tempe have the court take judicial notice of the prior offense. Make sure it is proven.
Also, the MVD issue remains. The MVD will likely find out anyway and give a one-year suspension. The prosecutor in either case has power to bargain away the suspension.
This is a tricky situation. Get a lawyer.
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