I need advice from someone who really cares. I feel like I am a victim of an unfair system and could really use some help.
I am a single mom with 2 teenage kids and am struggling. I have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Bi-polar II and ADD. I was on State Disability for a year because I could not keep a job and was struggling with my illness. I finally felt well enough to start working again and found a job only to be let go after 30 days. It had been almost a month that I was out of work again and I fell into a deep depression because I was facing eviction because of not being able to pay my rent for the next month if I had not found a job soon enough. I felt suicidal and called 911 and was admitted into the behavioral health section of the hospital. I stayed there overnight and was released the next day. When I got home, I found out that I had been offered a position that I had applied for and was so happy.!
The only problem now is...
In 2016 I got a DUI from driving through a checkpoint when I thought I was ok. (long story) Now I have a 2nd DUI but the story is long as well. I can post the rest of the story as a reply to whoever responds to my question.
You are likely facing jail, however you may qualify for home detention in lieu. Given the severe penalties that come with a 2nd DUI, you’d be wise to hire a good attorney to defend you. Best of luck
The fact that you were arrested for a second DUI while on DUI probation is certainly not a good fact for you. Orange County takes these types of cases fairly seriously. It could possibly be a case where the DA would seek jail time. It all depends on the facts of your case. You should consult an attorney immediately to discuss strategy and next steps.
Please be advised, this information is being provided for general informational purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
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