If this is your third DUi you will not be eligible for work release at least for the first 30 days(unless you can get the court to do 15 days of jail and 55 days of House arrest with work release). All of this really depends on your local court though. These are minimum sentences and typically someone with their 3rd DUI in 6 years does not get minimum sentencing. Remember attorneys are giving you ideas based on experience and that it is in no way a guarantee. Good luck.
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Work release will depend on the prosecutions input and the judge.
It definitely makes sense to hire an experienced DUI lawyer to help you to the process to try to ensure that you get work release as opposed to straight time.
The amount of time the judge sentences you depends on the statute to which you plead guilty, your criminal history, and any other mitigating factors. Best for you to not just talk with a lawyer but hire one who will work to protect your interests.