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19 Mar

What Happens If I Get a DUI? First Offense

Posted by David Jones on Mar 19, 2014


What happens if I get a DUI?

1 st DUI Offense Penalties & Punishments

Jail • 2 days to 6 months • Typically a good DUI attorney can get the jail time converted to some form of community service.

Probation • 3 to 5 years of Court Probation • This means no probation officer to report to, but absolutely no drinking and driving during that time period.

Fines & Fees • A fine, including court fees costs $1400 to $2000 • This can be paid over time for an additional charge, or in full. In some courts people can work off part of the fine through community service.

Driver License • 6 month loss of California Driver License • As of September 2004, it will be up to the Department of Motor Vehicles to decide if a restricted California Driver License should be issued. A suspension means absolutely no driving; a restriction allows driving to and from work or school.

DUI School • Depending on your Blood Alcohol Level DUI school may be as low as 12 hours or as much as 9 months. This may be dependant on your attorney as well. The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs maintains a list of DUI Schools

David Jones

David E. Jones is a Central Valley area DUI and criminal defense attorney who represents those accused of DUI and other crimes in both state and federal court. Mr. Jones has practiced criminal law throughout Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties since 1996. Mr. Jones was a Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County 12 years and has been an instructor for the Police Academy for over 10 years. He is an experienced and respected trial attorney.

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