i was wondering if i will be sentenced as a first time offender since it is my first one here and i enter the teachers program in 5 weeks will this be a felony? What should i do I can't afford an attorny...please help
In Montana we count all DUI convictions in any state for a lifetime if there are three or more. So sounds to me like this is only a third in which case they only look at convictions five years back. Consult a Montana attorney to make sure.
If your teacher certification depends on it, you should consult a criminal law attorney, and get a definite answer. If you cant afford an attorney the judge should refer you to the public defenders office. You may still have problems with teacher certification, because that agency may set its own standards - in which case you need an administrative law or school law attorney.
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It depends upon whether you have been convicted of a prior DUI. If this is your third DUI in seven years, you seriously need help.
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It all depends on when your prior convictions in Oregon were. If they were within the last 5 years, then this would be counted as a 3rd offense DUI, which is still a misdemeanor. If they are older than 5 years, then it should be charged as a 1st offense, which is also a misdemeanor. You should definitely consult an attorney regarding this matter, especially since you are dealing wtih a teacher licensing issue.
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