DUI- How does a previous DUI affect my current DUI?If you have been arrested for DUI you are most likely wondering what penalties and fines you may face and whether or not you will lose your right to drive. If you have been convicted of a previous DUI you probably are aware that the penalties and fines you might face will be substantially higher. But what if the previous DUI was 10 or 15 years ago? Will your penalties be enhanced or will the state consider this your first drunk driving offense?
Recently on our forum we had a driver who was arrested on April of 1996, then again in August of 2012. Will this second drunk driving arrest be considered their first or their second drunk driving arrest? Unfortunately, to answer this question we have to know where the driver was arrested, information which they did not include in their drunk driving question.