My husband had 2 DUIs while living in NJ. He was arrested last night for DUI in PA, where he now resides. Will his 2 prior arrests transfer to PA and will he be looking at facing the penalty for 3rd DUI offense?
The answer to this question would depend on multiple factors that I would need more information on to give a concrete answer. In general, DUI's from other states are discoverable by law enforcement here in Pennsylvania. Whether this would count as a third offense would depend on how old the two DUIs are in the state of New Jersey. Pennsylvania has a 10 year look back when deciding whether the current DUI offense is a first offense or subsequent offense. If those New Jersey DUI convictions occurred within the last 10 years then your husband would likely be looking at a 3rd offense DUI here in Pennsylvania. I would recommend that he contact a local attorney in Luzerne County who has experience handling DUI matters.
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