I'm a 22 year old male international student who was arrested in Redwood City, CA for a DUI(first offense). I took a breathalyser test and got over 0.8. I acted calmly and obedient with the arresting officer. She took me to jail where I spent the night. Prior to getting put in a cell I was strangled and kicked in the stomach by 3 police officers for about a minute until I bursted into tears. Next morning I was released and now have a court date. I don't have a CA license; only my foreign license which they did not take. Also, they did not take my car either. I am aware that this could have implications for my visa status, but I am more concerned with what the possible outcomes are of going to court as an international student? Is it likely I will spend jail time? How can a lawyer benefit?
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