Will I go to jail for my first DUI in California? Should I hire a DUI lawyer or just get a public defender? I am a Connecticut Resident and have a Connecticut Driver's License and I was driving on the I-10 freeway in CA when a car suddenly cut me off. I swerved and I ended up hitting the concrete barrier. I didn't have a cell phone to call 911 so I decided to drive home. On my way home, I was pulled over for dragging my bumper and was given a Field Sobriety Test. I blew a .11 BAC and was arrested for DUI. Then I was given a court date after spending 24 hours in Jail.
This is my first offense. Will I go to jail for my first DUI? Is there any way to do community service instead? Should I hire a DUI lawyer vs. a public defender?
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