How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record?

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When you are arrested for DUI, a lot of questions probably come to mind, including how long will a DUI conviction stay on your record? At The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, our practice is devoted to defending individuals who have been arrested for DUI offenses. We will ensure that you receive the highest quality representation available as we fight for your freedom and your license!

Why choose our DUI defense firm?

  • Our practice concentrates on DUI defense.
  • We offer FREE case evaluations.
  • We have payment plans available.

Prior DUI Convictions Can Be Counted Against You

In California, you can be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. For alcohol-related purposes, you can be convicted of DUI if you drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher, regardless if your driving ability was impaired.

How long will a DUI conviction remain relevant for sentencing purposes in California? In California, a prior DUI conviction will stay on your record for 10 years, meaning your prior DUI conviction can be counted against you when you are being sentenced for another DUI offense.

Even if your DUI charges are pleaded down to a wet reckless, if you are convicted of drunk driving again within 10 years, your "wet reckless" will likely be considered a prior drunk driving conviction for sentencing purposes. In other words, you may be given the same sentence that would be required for a second DUI conviction.

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DUI cases are unique because they require that the defense attorney have understanding of the scientific and legal processes that intersect in DUI cases. At The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, not only do we have a firm grasp of California's DUI laws, but we know which DUI defenses work and which ones don't work.

If you want to fight your DUI charges, and we recommend that you do, we encourage you to read our DUI FAQs page and contact our office to speak with our San Jose DUI attorney. In a free case evaluation, we will go over your case and explain which defense strategies could be used to defend your charges. Call now!

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