Went through a DUI checkpoint, blew a .15%. First offense. Car was towed, was cited and got to go home for the evening. I'm not in the best place financially, so going to rely on a public defender. Courthouse is Central. I'm voluntarily enrolling in a DUI class within the next week (court case isn't until late January of '19). I'm aware that blowing a .15% can result in sentence enhancement. Any idea what a typical sentence is in these cases? Would getting letters of recommendation or proof of enrollment in DUI program help my case at all? Any advice on this matter is greatly appreciated, quite concerned about this irresponsible mistake on my end truly upending my life.
I do NOT practice in Orange County and cannot say what the typical sentence is for a first DUI with a .15 Bac. I can tell you, if you do not have an attorney, your first step is to schedule an "in person admin pre se" hearing at the DMV. You have only ten days, starting the day of the incident to do this.
You are represented by an attorney. It would be unethical for us to set expectations without all the details.
Robert D. Kane, Jr. Esq. Licensed in CALIFORNIA (based in City of Orange, Orange County;) and MINNESOTA (based in Eagan, Dakota County.) State and Federal Courts My answers are for general information only and not legal advice. My answers should not be relied on as specific legal advice. Much more information would most likely be needed for a legal opinion. My answers are based on Minnesota or California law as appropriate. I am only licensed in California and Minnesota. I provide legal advice and counsel during the course of an attorney-client relationship only. This relationship is established by a written agreement and a retainer (unless otherwise agreed upon.)
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