Rancho Cucamonga, CA asked in DUI / DWI for California

Q: Can DMV just throw whatever amount of months they want me to do in alcohol and traffic classes if I served jail time.

2cd dui 18 years ago. Served 6 months in jail came out time served with nothing on me. Dui's are not on driving record. Iv never had a lisence at all. Dmv says oh wow ok just give me 3 months of classes then reinstate. A bit excessive on the punishment? I was never court ordered anything . Not even probation . They were non injury or accident related. I haven't been in trouble ever since. I completed everything they wanted for first dui. My public defender said when I was released I had clean slate. So I dont get howdmv can inflict more on a person.

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Thomas Vinson Nash
Thomas Vinson Nash
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  • Carmel by the Sea, CA
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A: DMV keeps a record of DUI convictions that may extend far beyond any print out you receive. DMV will generally demand that you take the classes that you were required to take after your DUI conviction, prior to obtaining a license, An 18 month class is required after a multiple DUI conviction. A 3-month class is required after a single DUI conviction. These requirements do not go away no matter how much time has passed.

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
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  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Perhaps, there's more to this than just the question, a first offense DUI usually doesn't result in actual jail time without aggravating facts. In truth, a first offense requires a DUI program in order to get your license reinstated (or, instated).

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