A common San Diego DUI criminal defense lawyer and DMV attorney question is whether or not a prior DUI as a juvenile or minor can be used against a person in court and at DMV if he or she gets a new California DUI.

The difference in punishment for a FIRST OFFENSE DUI vs. a SECOND OFFENSE DUI is critical – see this San Diego California Punishment chart.

San Diego County DUI Law Center’s Rick Mueller recently wrote this article which addresses this issue, including cites to codes and cases, while helping someone’s friend get the answer to a question posted on Yahoo.

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