About 2 and a half years ago I was convicted for my first DUI in Alameda County -Pleasanton court exactly. I was sentenced to complete a first offenders program. but I have not yet done them because at the time the public offender said their 'court probation' doesn't really follow for completion and the probation falls off generally just because of the time unless fines not paid. because there is not a clerk that is checking requirements for probation for violations as the term ends. Never had a drivers license so is it true I can just let this right out and probation will be completed in paper or rap sheet?
No matter how many times you ask, the answer doesn't change. You need to complete the class. If you haven't, you may already have a warrant.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
You should complete the class. In addition to being a violation of your probation, you will never be able to get a license in California.
Why risk it? What about it is causing you reservations? Looks like you have to for a valid license.
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Everything the judge ordered you to do, is an order of the court. If you failed to do any order, technically you've violated your terms of probation. Legally, the court has until your probation expires to alledge the probation violation.
Also, if you fail to complete the program, you'll never be licensed to drive in the state again.
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I practice in Alameda County and based on my experience there the advice the public defender gave you is correct.
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