DUI convictions can stay on your record for a lifetime
In Alabama, a new law would make it clear that anybody who has three prior drunk driving convictions and picks up a fourth drunk driving offense during their lifetime, the forth offense can be charged as a felony.
In California, a fourth DUI offense within 10 years can now be alleged as a felony. I am sure that in the near future California will also eliminate the 10 year window and will have DUI convictions stay on a person’s record for lifetime.
Consequently, a fourth offense picked up during a person’s lifetime will be considered a felony.