You need to consult with an attorney about your options immediately. There are collateral consequences in addition to criminal court consequences. Also, it is imperative to know what the status of your license was for each violation.Ask a similar question
You need to talk to a lawyer. This can have a big impact on you. Also, the judge will probably ask you if you have any other DUI's or outstanding DUI cases. If you lie, not only will the court be unhappy, the State could pull out of the deal and prosecute you as before.Ask a similar question
I agree with both Ms. Castillo and Mr. Heard. You need to see an attorney because this is a complicated issue. The state must prove that a person had a prior DUI offense. It is possible that if you plead to the first offense, the record may not be sufficient to support that as a prior offense. (I'm thinking of State v. Reagan, 103 Ariz. 287 and State. v. Renaud, 108 Ariz. 417.) For sure, don't let the prosecutor in Tempe have the court take judicial notice of the prior offense. Make sure it is proven.
Also, the MVD issue remains. The MVD will likely find out anyway and give a one-year suspension. The prosecutor in either case has power to bargain away the suspension.
This is a tricky situation. Get a lawyer.
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