If the officer did not allege the prior offenses, then you are not being charged with the enhanced penalties. I am unsure what language on the ticket states that you "didn't know you had 2 other violations". It may just say that you admit that the allegations in the ticket are true. If you admit that you were going 72 mph in a 55 mph zone, then feel free to pay the ticket without worrying that you are falsifying anything. Is there other language on the ticket that specifically states that you were not aware of the priors?
I have found courts which will allow a defendant to plead to a first dui with lesser sanctions. However, the Department of Motor Vehicles uses computers. If the computer sees the other dui's it will still suspend the license for the correct enhancement. Instead of six months suspension, you mught receive a five year suspension.
This is something you must weigh carefully. If you plead will you recieve a point suspension? Has anyone told you about point suspensions? Consult with a traffic attorney to get the advice. Never ever rely on the word of a clerk. They are not lawyers and they make a lot of mistakes because they do not have the same info as the dl bureau.
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