If I just got a DUI for the second time and my first was 11 years ago, what will happen?

I was convicted once before of DUI, is there a time limit after which the first will not be used against me?

Asked on February 25, 2016 under Criminal Law, Connecticut


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

In CT, the lookback period on previous DUI convictions is 10 years. This means that any DUI conviction outside of this timeframe will be treated as a first offense for sentencing purposes, although, it will still remain on your driving record. That having been said, even a "first DUI" carries serious consequnces so you really should consult directly with an attorney who handles these kind of cases; they can best advise you further.

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