In 2004 I was arrested for DUI in california. This was actually my 3rd DUI. The first was in NC. in 2002, and the second was also in NC. in 2002. The second DUI was on a military base, while serving in the Army. The on base DUI was handled through the military justice
system, and never forwarded to the NC. courts
. When I got my last DUI in 2004, the Ca. court had no record of my previous DUIs, and only charged me with a first offense DUI. I completed all the requirements. When I went to court in 2004, the bailiff asked first offenders to sit on one side and multiple offenders to sit on another side. I simply sat down with the first offenders. I never actually lied to the assistant DA, but I didn't correct his assumption that it was my first DUI. My question is; If the DA office ever found out about my NC./military record, what could they do to me? Could they charge me with perjury? Could they re-try me as a multiple offender for the case in 2004? I'm concerned because I'm applying for a professional license, and will be required to admit my entire history. If my application gets denied, an appeal process will begin and my information will be forwarded to the AG's office and the Department of consumer affairs for review. I'm worried that someone may notice the discrepancy in my 2004 sentence
and contact my local DA. Over the years, I've maintained sobriety and done a lot to turn my life around. I'm going to do whatever I have to do to secure this professional license, and have already arranged for representation in the licensing matter. Any information on what I could expect from the DA would be helpful. Would statute of limitations apply? would double jeopardy
apply? Was the responsibility mine to report my history to the court, or was the onus on the DA to research my history prior to seeking conviction? Any information would be helpful. Thank you.