I was pulled over on St. Patrick's day by CHP on the 101 in Monterey county. Apparently, I was going 100 in 65 zone. I blew twice the legal limit, according to the police. Went to arraignment today. I make too much for a public defender. I have no prior ANYTHING. The judge told me to relay to an attorney the following: 2 counts of DUI 'a' and 'b', 'Excessive DUI?' 'Excessive speeding'. I didn't want to plead Not Guilty, so I almost pleaded Guilty/No contest (they are the same in Monterey county apparently) and the judge basically told me that was a stupid idea and to retain an attorney. I live in Alameda county and I have no idea what to do next besides contacting an attorney. How much/when do I pay? I CANNOT go to jail! And i do NOT want some scheister lawyer either. Help!!
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