Ramirez v. State

Defendant entered a conditional plea to a fourth offense felony DWUI charge, reserving the right to challenge the denial of his motion to dismiss. The court found Defendant guilty of his fourth DWUI offense in a ten-year period and sentenced him to two to four years, suspended in favor of supervised probation. Defendant appealed, arguing that his 2005 conviction could not be used as a prior offense because it did not occur within ten years of his present conditional guilty plea. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the ten-year look-back period for enhanced DWUI penalties applies from the date of the last offense, rather than the date of the last conviction. View "Ramirez v. State" on Justia Law

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