On Friday morning I got arrested for a dui my car was parked my keys were out the ignition my three sons were with me the gave me my hard copy license back when I left also a court date it’s my first time being in this situation I did not know I didn’t have to blow but I did how can I beat these cases I’m actually a good father to my children and I work and I have to have my job to continue to support my family i work for a cable company and really need my license
Going to jail, unless you have a significant criminal history, is unlikely but your license is in jeopardy two ways. We really can't weigh your risks without seeing your paperwork but you should see a lawyer quickly. The fact that they didn't require any cash bond from you doesn't have anything to do with your risk here. You just determine if you're open to a Statutory Summary Suspension and whether a conviction (and, thus, Revocation) can be avoided. Make sure to take ALL your papers to your intake visit with counsel and it really is important to get in to see her sooner, rather than later.
Every Good Wish.
Jail is unlikely. But there are lots of issues to address with a lawyer.
As with all questions on Avvo there is usually much more information missing than given. You leave out very important information. You indicate that you were with your three sons at the time... were you also ticketed for child endangerment? If you receive a DUI plus child endangerment (with a child of 16 years or younger in the car) you face a minimum mandatory six months in the county jail. That alone should make you very concerned! Do you have a CDL? If so, you may also receive a 1yr disqualification. Was the arrest on private property? That may negate a d/l suspension (or may not); was your breath test over .o8? Or higher than .16 (enhanced penalties may apply). The dui is a class A misdemeanor that carries a minimum of court supervision; or zero to 364 days in the county jail plus fines up to $2500. + ct costs. Contact the best dui atty you can find ASAP and have a consultation to determine what your actually facing and your options. Good Luck!
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Listen to the information given by the other attorneys here and hire an attorney to assist you with this matter right away.
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I agree with the other attorneys. You need to retain an attorney to see if there are defenses to your case and a way to avoid the license suspension.
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