You can only attend traffic school if you have not attended in the last 18 months. Count back 18 months from the date of your current violation and if you have gone to school in that time you are not now eligible.
If this is your first appearance the court will ask if you have an attorney or if you want time to hire one or apply for a public defender. Does your attorney know about the new case? If he or she is not in court explain that you have been unable to reach their office and ask for a brief continuance.
Can you be charged? Yes, in California a DUI is considered a prior offense for 10 years. So, if you have 2 prior offenses in the last ten years then you could be charged with a 3rd DUI now.
You should consult a local LA DUI attorney to assist you with this case. If the DA or City Attorney does elect to charge you with a 3rd then you are facing between 120 and 365 days in jail.
I agree with attorney Williamson's answer in that we just don't have enough information to know exactly what amount of time your boyfriend may have to serve. If he is on probation for a simple possession of Meth, for example, then he would have a max sentence three years in prison. So, if he was found in violation of probation after a hearing, or if he admits a violation of probation then he could be re sentenced and could go to prison. However, it is possible that he could have his...
CA vehicle code section 27007 is not considered a moving violation and does not carry any points on your record.
I would always suggest fighting any ticket. You may win! Contact a local, LA area, traffic attorney if you do not want to do it yourself. The cop must prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of every element of the crime. VC 27007 states:
No driver of a vehicle shall operate, or permit the
operation of, any sound amplification system which can be heard
You should never represent yourself in this type of case. You should have an experienced skilled attorney review your case and advise you of the proper procedures and possible defenses and outcomes related to DUI cases.
If you cannot afford a private attorney then you certainly want to request the services of a public defender when you appear in court at the time of your arraignment. Also, you should consult with a local DUI attorney, most offer free consultations, concerning the...
There are several highly regarded DUI attorneys in and around Riverside County.
I would recommend you contact Michael Kennedy, aka Captain Motion, one of the most highly regarded criminal defense attorneys in the state. Contact him at http://www.kennedyroelaw.com/ or 760-320-6691. You can also check the California DUI Lawyers Association at http://www.california-dui-lawyers.org/ for a list of other DUI attorneys in the area.