Legal Question in DUI Law in California

I am still trying to understand why when the change DUI from 7 years to 10 years and did they go back in year instead of starting with the year the law was started in 2005

Asked on 10/28/12, 9:04 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless

Because the legislature wanted to get tougher with DUI drivers, and because they 'could'.

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Answered on 10/28/12, 3:41 pm
Lyle Johnson Bedi and Johnson Attorneys at Law

The California Supreme court ruled that the extended period to use a dui conviction as a prior to enhance punishment, all conviction that had not occurred 7 years before the statute went into effect were given extended life by the statute.

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Answered on 10/28/12, 6:18 pm

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