I was arrested in California for my 2nd dui with a BAC of .14. My first was nine years ago. From the time I was arrested to now, my wife and I have moved to Washington and I want to know if I will still have to do jail time, and how it affects my drivers license in Washington. My wife is soon to deliver our second child and I would really prefer not to be in jail when she goes into labor.
You will need an experienced California criminal defense attorney. California DMV has a compact with most states and you may end up with having your license suspended. You definitely need to contact a California attorney to assist you. There are a lot of experienced attorneys on this site. Good luck.
You could benefit from meeting with an attorney to discuss further. Even if you decide not to hire the attorney the consultation with him or her could help you to understand the issues and your options. Many attorneys offer a free consultation. I wish you the best.
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Jail time assuming you are convicted is dependent on many factors. Usually jail can be avoided by doing an Alternate work program. You will have to deal with the CA case so I advise you to lawyer up ASAP. Use the avvo find a lawyer app.. Once you have a couple of free consultations pick the lawyer you like trust and can afford. Let them guide you through the maze. Schedule the DMV hearing within 10 days of the date of the stop or waive that. Good luck to you. Hope this helps?
Congrats on your upcoming 2nd child. Yes, you could certainly be facing jail time if you are convicted and your drivers license may be suspended...even in Washington. However, you do have options that could avoid any jail sentence. You will need an experienced attorney who can negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf. Use the "find a lawyer" tab here on Avvo to locate an attorney where you were arrested. Give them a call and explain your situation. Most will not charge you a fee for consultation. Best of luck.
First, congratulations on the upcoming birth of your second child!
As others have said you should contact an experienced DUI attorney that handles matters in Placer County. A good attorney can help you to stay out of jail. Legal representation does not have to be expensive and many attorneys offer FREE consultations and payment plans.
Good luck to you.
Jason A. Ewing is co-owner and partner with Janet K. Ewing at the EWING LAW GROUP. The EWING LAW GROUP is a family law, criminal defense, personal injury and civil litigation law firm in Sacramento, CA. Visit us at www.ewinglawoffices.com Please be advised that although Mr. Ewing is an attorney, the comments posted do not constitute legal advice and an attorney-client relationship has not been created by this post.
You need an attorney that practices regularly in the local county. I noticed the question comes from Roseville, CA and that would place you in Placer County. The three counties in that area are: Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado. You might also be in Yuba or in Sierra County. California is part of the Interstate commerce compact, as are most states. In other words when you get a suspended license in one of the states the other states will generally honor the suspension. There is a mandatory amount of jail time for a 2nd DUI. It is 96 hours. This can vary depending on the county you are in. Do not try to fight this yourself. You need an attorney. Good Luck.
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Locate an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your area, who specializes their practice in DUI DEFENSE, make an appointment, bring whatever evidence, documents or witnesses that you may have, engage in a meaningful face-to-face consultation. Each case is different. Get advice on your specific case and scenario. Most on AVVO offer free consultations. Best of luck to you.
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