2nd dui with an open bench warrant

Asked almost 2 years ago - Santa Clarita, CA

hi im not sure if i have a bench warrant from 6 months ago, but i got caught for my 2nd dui 2 nights ago and i think i have a bench warrant. i spent the night in jail due to the dui but since i have a bench warrant open (not sure if i do) wouldnt have i spent more time in jail? or would it be up to the judge on my court date. help please

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    Answered . Even with an outstanding warrant the Los Angeles County Sheriff may release you. There are a lot of factors to consider and you need to consult with a DUI attorney in your area right away. Look to the California DUI Lawyers Association for help finding a good attorney.

    Of course, every DUI case is different and you should consult an experienced DUI defense attorney in your area... more
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    Answered . Normally if you have a bench warrant you would NOT be released and would be dragged into the court where the warrant is out of. One of two things happened. You don't have a bench warrant OR the Sheriff's Department screwed it up. A distinct possibility.

    Brian Michaels
    Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

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    Answered . You may have a warrant but there is not enough information to determine. You need an attorney and make sure you contact the DMV within 10 days.
    Robert Driessen

    Mr. Driessen is a former Deputy DA in Orange County with over 8 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated... more
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    Answered . If you had a warrant you would not be released unless you posted additional
    bail amount. Another issue is was the first duo from the same court. Also
    you Kay ne charged with a vc 23164 violation of driving with a bag of .01
    or greater while on dui probation. You should consult an attorney.

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