How likely would it be to have a 3rd DUI reduced to a misdemeanor? 6 Answers as of February 16, 2015

Both former DUIs are over 13 years old, however I know that doesn't matter.

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Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC | Jacob Peter Sartz IV
Plea-offers or reduced charges depend on the alleged facts of the case, the prosecutor, court, and, in certain situations, the skill of defense counsel. If the prosecutor does not have a very strong case, the odds would be better of a reduced charge. Prosecutors never are required to make a plea-offer. However, if there are mitigating factors involved or if there are potential issues with a prosecutor's case, a reduced charge may be a more appropriate solution. If you need specific legal advice for your particular circumstances, I encourage you to privately consult with a lawyer. If you are charged with an offense and cannot afford to pay for your own defense, the court may appoint you an attorney payable at the public's expense. You have a right to counsel.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/16/2015
Law Offices of Ezra N. Goldman
Law Offices of Ezra N. Goldman | Ezra Goldman
Depends on where your case is. But not likely. You will probably be charged with a felony.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/30/2014
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Yes it does, or at least may matter. Engage an attorney NOW.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/29/2014
Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
Elhart & Horvath, P.C. | Mattias Johnson
Unfortunately, it is rather unlikely that a third DUI would be reduced to the misdemeanor. The prior DUI's, which cannot be expunged, will be taken into consideration. Some circumstances may warrant a lessor charge and it is likely worth your while to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area to learn your options.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/29/2014
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
Usually most prosecutors will not lower a felony DUI to a misdemeanor unless there are evidentiary or legal problems with the case or unless you are eligible for sobriety court. DUIs are very political for prosecutors and they are not going to continually cut you a break. That is why you need to invest in an experienced OWI attorney more than ever because the stakes are so high. A good DUI lawyer will thoroughly evaluate every area of your case for any issues that could be used to get the case dismissed or as leverage to get a better plea deal.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/29/2014
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