i blew a .10. did not crash. bailed out the next morning. was compliant and all. i am underage.
It is highly unlikely you would receive any more jail time. The types of punishment you may be looking at are probation (up to 5 years), fines, DUI classes, possible public work service, and one year license suspension. You might be able to avoid a misdemeanor DUI through negotiations to a reduced charge and you might have some viable defenses to the DUI to make it worthwhile to fight it for a possible dismissal. You should discuss the specifics of your case over the phone or in person with local DUI lawyers as many offer free initial consultations.
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Given the facts you provided it would be very unlikely that you would be sentenced to additional custody. However, other consequences attach for a minor convicted of a DUI. A thorough review of your case by an experienced defense attorney could discover facts helpful to your case. You should call a local North County defense attorney and schedule an appointment to meet and discuss your case to discover what can be done to ensure the best possible result.
The short answer is no. However, be aware of the 10 day time limit to schedule your DMV hearing. If you're going to hire one of us local AVVO DUI attorneys you should do it prior to the 10 day time limit. Most of us offer a free consultation and you should meet with a few and go with whoever your most comfortable with and helping you with this matter.
In addition to the other answers, at a .10, there could be scientific arguments. Especially with breath testing. The questions are 1) if you're even a good candidate for breath testing, 2) how was the test administered, 3) how was the machine working, etc. Lots of science to get into.
Definitely not if you beat it outright and probably not even if you are convicted, absent aggravating factors. However, being under 21 will result in additional punishments if convicted, most notably a 1 year loss of driving privileges.
Setup your DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest and hire a locally experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure the best result possible.
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