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Kentucky increases DUI look back period to 10 years

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I recently heard that Kentucky has updated their DUI look back period to 10 years. I was recently arrested for DUI with a previous DUI conviction five years ago. I am wondering how this law will affect my second DUI arrest? Can you explain the new Kentucky look back law?”

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Can a DWI charge in Texas be reduced to a wet reckless?

Recently on our DUI forum a user asked, “I live in the State of Texas. I went drinking the other night and had a few beers and a shot of tequila. I must have been more intoxicated than I thought because I was stopped and arrested for a DUI. I am wondering if the State of Texas allows any drivers to plea bargain their DWI charges down to a wet reckless charge and avoid some of the most severe penalties for the DWI conviction?”

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Look back period will this be my first or second DUI?

Recently on our legal forum a driver asked, “I went out last night and drank too much. I thought I was under the legal limit, but I was stopped and had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%. I got my first DUI five years ago. I live in California. I am wondering what I need to know about California’s look back period and if this will be considered my first or second DUI?”

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Ethan Couch moved to adult jail for DUI probation violations

By now most of us have heard about Ethan Couch, the convicted teen who killed four people in a drunken driving accident in 2013 and somehow managed to avoid any time in prison. CNN now reports that due to his probation violations and subsequent attempt to avoid arrest by fleeing to Mexico, he will be put in jail. The big news, however, is that Couch, who is now 18 years old and is considered an adult within the criminal justice system, will be moved to an adult jail.

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Minnesota DUI what is the minimum penalty for first DUI

Drivers who are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol are generally most concerned about whether or not they will have to spend time in jail. But even if you are not sentenced to jail, the fines and penalties of a first time DUI can be severe and can have lasting and permanent consequences. Recently on our DUI forum a user asked, “If I was arrested for a Minnesota DUI in Minneapolis, Minnesota, what is the minimum penalty I will face, and is it better to fight the charges or simply plead guilty?”

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