I'm asking for my friend. My friend was stopped/"pulled over" by an officer, they had been drinking, they were not actually driving at the time that the officer stopped them. They were sitting in a parking lot, but they were charged with Actual Physical Control Of A, Motor, Vehicle While Under The Influence, Of Alcohol. I am a contractor and have started a new job, that allows me to make more money than they do, on top of working another job, that also pays more than they get paid. So since we are coming up on the holidays, I figured I would give them a present, of paying off their fees, they owe. They are also are required to write reports every month, along with the payment(s) that is due, every month, and they are only about half way through the probation period.
Those check-ins with the probation/da supervision offices are part of the sentence, and failure to appear can constitute a separate crime, and possibly result in accelerating his sentence—he’d have to serve all othe time in jail which was part of the original sentence. It’s better to just not find out firsthand.
From what you have said, it certainly sounds like they received supervised probation. APC is treated nearly identical to a regular non-accident DUI, and each County has a pretty consistent recommendation from the District Attorney's office for first time offenders. These commonly include classes, DUI school, community service, and of course fines and court costs. Fines and court costs do have to be paid, but all of the requirements have to be met during the time given. They are separate. Your friend should have a copy of the terms and conditions of his/her probation. It is expected that all of them are met.
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