14 or 15 years ago I had 2 separate DUIs in 2 separate counties. Plead youthful offender for 1st and got probation. At a second DUI hearing in another county the public defender told me to plead youthful offender. Told him I had done so in another county recently and he said it was okay. Now, 15 years later applying to work as a police officer and I'm afraid this may come back to bite me.
DUI / DWI Attorney
I'm sure it is legal to do this. Is that your real question, or are you interested in finding out what can be done about it now? Most states are very different about being able to expunge things off of records, so you should contact a criminal defense attorney in the state where the convictions occurred to see if it is possible.
licensed attorney in Montana. Your specific state laws may be different.
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
If you plead it and you were granted YO twice, there is nothing wrong with it. You should plead it if you are under 21 at the time of the offense. If the judge allowed it, it is not your fault.
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Estate Planning Attorney
You are entitled to apply for youthful offender as many times as you want. The law does not limit the number of times you can get youthful offender as long as you are under 21 at the time of the offense. Therefore, there is nothing for you to worry about. If the court granted it, then you have it. Whether to grant youthful offender is within the discretion of the sentencing judge. You did not nothing wrong by applying for and getting youthful offender twice.