Question: Can a second dui through the dmv be charged as my first in the courts if the first dui case (in Van Nuys) isn’t picked up by the courts in San Fernando on second DUI?

Answer: If I understand your question correctly, your are curious if the the Court will treat your DUI as a first offense or a second offense. The DMV records are separate from the Court records. For instance, if your first DUI was as a juvenille, it’s possible that the Court will treat it as a first offense, but the DMV will still treat it as a second offense (if there was a conviction on the first offense, and/or you lost the first DMV hearing). That being said, if you were not a juvenille for the first offense, but later had it expunged, it is likely that the Court would still treat it as a second offense. You should contact a DUI attorney to speak about your case in more specific details.

Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
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