The short answer is... if you are convicted of a 2nd DUI in Beverly Hills jail is required. The longer answer is it depends. Most people think that DUI's are open and shut cases. They are not! Not only can DUI's be fought and won, but they can be reduced to non-DUI charges and avoiding county jail is a real option. You will want to consult with a local DUI defense attorney right away. Look to the California DUI Lawyers Association for help in finding a good DUI attorney.
Of course, every DUI case is different and you should consult an experienced DUI defense attorney in your area with questions regarding your specific case. It is always in your best interest to have a good DUI attorney represent you when you have been arrested for a DUI.Ask a similar question
At this point contact the DMV within 10 days and hire an attorney. Jail time is required but if you get an attorney that knows the way of the land jail time can be avoided. Also at a .08 you have several defenses.
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You're facing the possibility of jail time in addition to a mandatory alcohol awareness program and a long probation. You have a lot to deal with but luckily a good lawyer can get you through this. You would be well served by calling a few attorneys for consultations. Was you first DUI conviction less than 10 years ago?
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if you only blew a point away you may not have to end up with the second DUI nevermind alternative sentencing you really need to consult with a lawyer take advantage of the free consultation the most local attorneys offerAsk a similar question
I agree with my colleagues. There is mandatory jail time associated with a second DUI but there are all sorts of issues that may allow you to avoid such a result. First things first, make sure you request a DMV hearing within 10 days of the stop.Ask a similar question
I agree with Mr. Driessen. Either call DMV yourself or call an attorney who will stop the DMV suspension right away. I would be happy to help. With respect to Beverly Hills/Hollywood, that is one of my regular courts. A .08 is a presumptively beatable case, so with competent counsel you should be able to persuade the DA they are going to lose that case, and they could certainly lose. Beating your case is what keeps you out of jail. If no one was hurt in your case, and you don't have a horrendous record I feel we could keep you driving and out of jail. Its not a guarantee. But that's a friendly court for us. Call if you want a consult.
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