If I was recently arrested for DUI but have a previous one form 6 years ago, what will happen in court?

Asked on July 27, 2015 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Most states have a law providing something known as the "look back" rule regarding DUI convictions. According to this rule, if your DUI conviction occurred outside of the stated period, the court will not consider it for purposes of sentencing (although it will remain on your permanent criminal/driving record). In other words, it will be as though your most recent DUI was the first. In WI, the look back period is 10 years.

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