Movement In California To 3 Strikes In DUI / Drunk Driving Convictions
On December 30, 2009, a bill was introduced in the California Assmebly to permanently revoke the drivers’ licenses of third time convicted drunk drivers. The bill would eliminate the current 10 year prior period and change it to life time. It would also give judges discretion to revoke the driver’s license for any person convicted for a third DUI / Drunk Driving charge even if the prior offenses occured over 20 years ago when DUI / Drunk Driving was not considered as serious as it has become. People who pled guilty many years ago had no knowledge that by doing so, the convictions may come back haunt them 20 to 30 years later.