How long? It depends upon the charges and the facts. Without knowing all of the facts and the exact charges, including what the warrant was for, we cannot say exactly. A 1st degree misdemeanor can get up to one year in the county jail. A 3rd degree felony can get up to 5 years in prison. There may not be any time that you would have to do in jail. Get counsel.
It will depend on your history. Driving without a valid license carries up to 60 days in jail with a $500 fine. The DUI, if charged as a first degree misdemeanor, carries up to a year in jail and a $2,000+ fine. More time if it is a Felony DUI.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the particular facts and expectations for your case.
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It is unclear if the person is being held without bond. If he has an out of county warrant for a different county than the jail he is in, he won't be able to bond. I agree with my colleagues on the maximum sentences he could serve. Which county issued a warrant? Did he miss court? Has he been transported to any other county while in custody?
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The charges you have mentioned may be filed as misdemeanors which may be punishable as 60 days in jail or a maximum of one year in jail. You do not state the level of punishment for the the other county warrant. When two separate counties have charges pending, an attorney may be able to negotiate a concurrent plea to all the charges. Since you are dealing with two different counties, the prosecutor or the Judge in one county my not always agree with concurrent sentences which means you could get one penalty in one county and then face a subsequent consecutive penalty in the other county. You need to hire an experienced defense attorney who practices in both county courts and give the attorney all the details for both of the cases.
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On this one, I agree with my colleagues on all counts.
We need to know what the warrant is for. That is determinative.
Second-degree misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of 60 days in jail and first-degree misdemeanor's for a maximum of the year in jail. Third degree felonies can get you up to five years in state prison.
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Albert M Quirantes
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