Was visiting Utah and enjoying the scenery (in my car, but not driving) when an officer drove up, walked to my car, then advised me that (my)"car smells like marijuana. so, going to search it" I wasn't even smoking. I was cited for a possession of marj. 1st offense. I went to court, paid fine, and moved on. Next time I was in Utah only 2 days. I planned to head home, then friends house got raided, went to jail, and charged w/ possession again, because Items were in "common areas." This time was no where near my car. All has been settled. EXCEPT, after returning to CA, when requesting insurance quotes, the prices had leaped. Nexus Lexus informed me I have 2 DUIs, correspond with dates of poss. Was informed in writing, or verbally that these were to show as DUIs. How can I get rid of them?If they can be removed from my driving record, how long will it take, and how much might it cost? My biggest question, how did these possession charges turn in to DUIs when I was not driving, and one of the times I wasn't even anywhere near a car. They did inform me that my license would be suspended for 6 months pending ANY possession charge in UTAH (non tolerance state), yet nothing about my immaculate driving record being brutally ruined.
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