"I was very cooperative with the police, much to my lawyers dismay, and was very polite".
Your lawyer is the best person to answer this question. Hopefully he or she is familiar with the policies of the Bexar County District Attorney's Office. The last time I practiced there, they were very reasonable and accommodating. My advice is that you contact your lawyer first thing in the morning and discuss your concerns.
In Harris County (Houston) you would most likely get a years probation, and you would be required to have an interlock device installed on your vehicle.
My answer is based upon the limited amount of information available at the time of writing.I am a Texas DWI Lawyer. If possible, hire an attorney who is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, who is familiar with your jurisdiction.
You have a lawyer, ask him/her because they are the best person to answer this question. That being said very few first time DUI's result in jail unless there is something extreme about the case (ie kid in the car, crash with injuries).
John S. Riordan, Esq., RIORDAN & HERMAN, PL., West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 650-8291. Mr. Riordan is a former Palm Beach County Prosecutor and an experienced criminal defense lawyer handling cases in both State and Federal Courts throughout Florida. The answer provided is for educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult an attorney for legal advice regarding the facts of your specific case and designed to help you with your personal needs.
A interlock will be required for you to drive. The most risk of going to jail is the risk of an interlock violation, so you MUST be very careful about that. If you install the interlock in a timely manner and use it properly, then you will be able to show the judge that you should not go to jail.
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