Unfortunately you do not provide enough information to determine what the issue is you are inquiring about. Is a judge's refusal of a plea offer improper? Do you have a good trial case? Was there an issue with the stop?
I think this is a matter best handled with your attorney. Checking for assistance in an online forum is not a substitute for legal advice directly from a lawyer with knowledge of your case.
If your question is whether the Statute of Limitations bars the use of 25 year-old DUI convictions to enhance a pending DUI, the answer is no. There is no recognized "remoteness" defense to statutory enhancements for repeat offenses. If, however, the State is attempting to use prior DUI convictions to enhance a misdemeanor DUI to a felony DUI, there are other statutory exceptions. Speak with your attorney - s/he is in a far better position to answer questions that relate specifically to the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.
The statute of limitations has to do with how long after you commit an offense before charges based on that offense can be brought against you. In the case of a DUI-3rd, that means when you committed the last offense, not the first one.
You need a DUI/DWI lawyer. If you have one, you should listen to him/her.
You don't need to be "drunk" to be DUI, legal prescription drugs can be a valid reason for this charge as can over-the-counter medications.
There are defenses for prescription drugs not available for street drugs. Discuss them with your lawyer.
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