Generally, a DUI conviction from three years ago will mean that a subsequent DUI will be charged as a second offense, but not always.
Because you pled guilty, you may have grounds to revisit the case using a process known as an application for post-conviction relief.
With an application for post-conviction relief, you can assert that there were flaws in your original case and challenge the previous conviction.
This can result in your current DUI case being charged as a first offense rather than a second offense, saving you from increased penalties including up to 90 days in jail and a license suspension of two years.
Applications for post-conviction relief are not easy to win, but when strategizing for success in any DUI case, it should always be considered when there are previous convictions in play.
Attorney Matthew Reisig has helped more than 1,000 New Jersey drivers avoid conviction for DUI, and can help you prepare the strongest possible defense in your DUI case.
Call 732-625-9660 today for a free consultation.