I recently got my first DUI, no one was harmed. I had a suspended license when I got the DUI. In an effort to clear my license before my court date in 35 days, I want to pay off the fines and reinstate my license. Between parking tickets and moving violations I have $2,400 in fines. $1,000 of which is in collections. Can I ask the judge to transfer the total amount in fines to jail time in LA County? DUI aside, I have no past criminal record.
I disagree with my colleagues in part. Parking tickets are administrative in nature and therefore cannot be converted to jail or even community service.
Moving violations ARE criminal infractions and can be converted to community service, not jail.
It is a good idea to reinstate your license ASAP.
You should also contact a qualified and experienced DUI lawyer to assist you with the criminal case. Most of us on AVVO provide a free consultation. Good Luck!