Question: Can the DMV still count a DUI as a second offense even though Airport court never charged the first one against me?

Answer: The DMV can, but it will depend on whether the DMV took action against your license on their own (even though the court did not). Generally, when someone is arrested for a DUI in California, there are two hurdles to handle. The first is the Criminal Court action, and the second is the DMV directly. The DMV can take action against your license even though the Criminal Court dismissed the charges. I can help you determine whether the DMV will in fact be treating this as a 1st offense, or a 2nd offense if you would like. Call me at 818-336-1384. No fee for the call.

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.
Office in Sherman Oaks

About Phil Hache

I am happy to speak to you about your case. Feel free to contact me at (818) 336-1384 for a free consultation to discuss your situation in more detail.

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