DUI in Arizona but California resident
Question: I am a resident of Los Angeles, CA, and have a DUI in Arizona. I previously have a DUI in Los Angeles, CA about two years ago. will this count in the state of Arizona, as a 2nd DUI or a 1st DUI? what will happen if when I return to Los Angeles and not return back to Phoenix, Arizona to deal with this?
Answer: This DUI will be treated as a second DUI (unless the prior slips thru the cracks somehow). If you miss your court date, Judge will likely issue a bench warrant for your arrest, which will follow you around. You should contact a DUI attorney in Phoenix, AZ to discuss the case in more detail. A privately retained attorney may be able to appear in court on your behalf (without you present in court). Ignoring something like this usually leads to more headaches (and trouble).
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