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Asked in Columbia City, IN Jun. 04, 2020 ,  3 answers Visitors: 97
For prior offense DUI is it dated from date of conviction or date of last occurrence?

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Anonymous
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Posted on / Jun. 04, 2020 19:04:38

The seven year time period begins on the date of the prior conviction. In your situation, the new charge is a Felony because it is within seven years of your most recent OWI conviction. If you have not previously had a Felony conviction reduced to a Class A misdemeanor through the Alternate Misdemeanor Sentencing provisions, you may be eligible to still get your current case entered as a misdemeanor upon the taking of a guilty plea or even if you take your case to a trial and lose.

You will be well served to hire a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling OWI cases. That will give you the best opportunity to obtain a better result.

Anonymous
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Posted on / Jun. 04, 2020 16:47:04

The calculation goes from date of CONVICTION of the earlier case to date of OCCURRENCE of the newer case. The Level 6 charge is appropriate. If you need more questions answered, you can contact attorneys privately through this site---you should not post details about your case in "Ask a Lawyer".

Anonymous
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Posted on / Jun. 04, 2020 16:10:20

You should expect to be charged with a felony OWI since it has been less than 7 years from your last conviction.

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