I have 3 DUI's
If you have 3 DUIs within the last 10 years you could be facing up to 1 year on a violation of probation. You are also facing up to one year on a new charge for driving with a suspended license. The minimum sentence required by law for 14601.2, is 10 days. If you have 3 DUI prior convictions you are likely facing more than the minimum sentence. You obviously have a drinking problem. Try to get into a long term live-in drug and alcohol program and address your drinking and/or drug addiction. It then becomes possible that the Judge will order you to remain in a residential program and you may not serve any additional jail time at all. And, you will be taking care of the real problem. Good luck.
You face jail time for the probation violation as well as a mandatory minimum jail of 10 days for the suspended license case provided this is your first offense suspended license. You could face more if you have prior suspended license cases. Hire a lawyer asap for jail alternatives.
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You are definitely facing possible jail time, you can be sentenced up the balance of time owed for probation (meaning if you are on probation for DUI number three, only, you could owe one year minus credits for time served), additionally the suspended license has statutory minimums. You should contact a local DUI lawyer and ask about a consultation.
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