Most individuals who are arrested for driving under the influence simply
can’t afford to go to jail. If you were arrested for
DUI in Orange County, California and the state has sufficient evidence to
convict you of DUI, you’re probably feeling pretty nervous right
We have some encouraging news: if you were to be found guilty of drunk
driving and are willing to accept a plea bargain, there may be alternative
sentencing options available to you in lieu of an extended stay at the
Orange County jail.
What is alternative sentencing and should I consider it?
The repercussions of a DUI conviction are far-reaching and can adversely
affect several different aspects of your life. If you were sent to jail
for 6 months, what would happen to your job? How would you support your
family or pay your bills?
If you don’t have a criminal record, how would you hold up in jail
surrounding by hardened criminals?
Fortunately, the courts were smart and developed alternative sentencing
programs, which allow the authorities to have more flexibility when it
comes to handing down a punishment.
By “alternative sentencing” options, we’re referring
to an alternative to a jail or prison sentence. When someone is arrested
for DUI in California, their alternative sentencing options may include:
- Community Service
- Caltrans Freeway Cleanup Program
- Enrolling in a Sober Living Program
- House Arrest With Electronic Monitoring
- Private Jail With Work Furlough Privileges
If you hire an attorney who does not specialize in DUI defense, such as
the guy who handled your car accident or your divorce, he may not be aware
of the alternative sentencing options available. If he does know about
them, he’s probably not familiar with the most effective ways to
persuade the prosecutor or judge to agree to them.
This is just one of the reasons why you need to hire a
Board Certified expert in DUI defense, such as Virginia L. Landry. Not only is she one of OC’s
top DUI attorneys, she is a proud member of the
National College for DUI Defense.
Contact us without delay to schedule your free case evaluation!