I am being charged with a DUI for the second time. My first DUI charge occurred almost 5 years ago (in 2 months). Will I be charged as a a first time offender since I was never actually convicted of a DUI? I have heard that I would, but have also been told the judge might make an example of me because I got a second chance the first time and have messed up again. Both DUI's I had a BAC of 0.09. I was on supervised probation from November 2008 through May 2010. There was a small confusion during that with whether or not I was required to go to alcohol classes, and I did end up going after it being clarified in October 2009. I am a single mom and really can't afford to lose my license, have an interlock or extensive alcohol counseling fees.
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