What can happen to my Dad if got his 3rd DUI if the first was 32 years ago and the second was 11 years ago? 8 Answers as of August 20, 2013

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Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
If your father's last DUI was more than 10 years ago, his present DUI will be deemed to be his 1st.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/20/2013
Law Office of Edward J. Blum
Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
In California he will be charged as though it was his first DUI. In Los Angeles he would generally be facing a fine + penalty assessments, probation and 3 month alcohol school. A DUI is priorable (that is adds to the punishment for subsequent DUIs) for 10 years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/20/2013
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Then it is not a third at all, but a first. He needs to hire a DUI specialist nevertheless, and do it soon because he has only 10 days to save his license.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/20/2013
Law Office of Thomas C. Phipps | Thomas C Phipps
He may get a suspended imposition of sentence and probation. He will have to complete a substance abuse traffic offender's program.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 8/20/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Jail time.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 8/20/2013
    The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin | Harold L. Wallin
    It is still a third DUI, which means it could be charged as a felony instead of misdemeanor. That means the possibility of up to three years in prison, although probation is possible. Also, a license revocation.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 8/20/2013
    Hudson Bair | Hudson Bair
    He can be charged with a first offense if he lives in California. The Judge and/or prosecutor may try to make more of the prior convictions but they cannot be alleged in the charging document (complaint) and will not trigger any mandatory sentencing enhancements. A DUI defense attorney may be able to help him from being convicted at all.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/20/2013
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
    Then the one he gets now will be treated as a first time DUI, virtually all of which are fightable, if you have the right attorney.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/20/2013
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