This counts as your third. You should consult with an attorney about any potential defenses that you might have and be sure to contact DMV and let them know that you want a hearing to contest the license suspension. You only have 10 days to preserve this right. I handle DUI cases in San Francisco. Feel free to contact me about your case. Good luck to you.
The mere fact you got arrested 9 years ago for DUI does not mean you were convicted. We need to know if the arrest from 9 years ago resulted in administrative action or a conviction before determining if this is a 2 or 3rd offense unless CA counts arrest as priors for enhancement.
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This would be your third dui, meaning a mandatory 120 days jail, among other things, if you are found guilty. You definately need an experienced attorney to help you. I handle DUI cases in SF - feel free to contact my office for a free consultation to discuss your case.
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You need a good DUI lawyer. Even though the second was reduced to a wet reckless, you are looking at a DUI with two priors and a mandatory minimum of 120 days custody. Perhaps the lawyer can get the first prior struck by the prosecutor because it is so old.
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