Most individuals who are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI)
simply can’t afford to go to jail. Surely, you’d probably
agree that overnight is more than enough! 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
about now. What will be your fate?
We have encouraging news: If the odds are stacked against you (you made
a mistake and the state has the evidence to prove it) and you’re
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. Just about everybody finds an alternative to jail appealing.
Alternative Sentencing Options
The repercussions of a DUI conviction are far-reaching and can adversely
affect several aspects of your life. If you were sent to jail for six
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 give authorities 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
- Community Service
- Caltrans Freeway Cleanup
- 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!