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Arrested for DUI? Find Out What Everyone Should Know Before Talking to the Judge, Hiring an Attorney, Pleading Guilty or Going to Trial. 


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 "My name is David and when I got my 3rd DUI I hired Pat Silva to fight for me and he did! He got my 3rd DUI dropped, all I had to do was plead no contest to a few moving violations. I had a bac of .17 and he still got it dropped that's why I call him the specialist! "    ONLINE REVIEWS

Will I face jail time for a DUI in California?


Hello this is Atoorney Patrick Silva with another answer to one of your fequently asked questions. Recently I was asked, Will I face jail time for a DUI in California? If you have been arrested for a DUI there is levels of exposure, on a first time DUI the maximum time that the judge can sentence you too jail is six months. On a second or third it is up to a year, on a forth it could be has many as 3 year in state prison.  However the normal course on a first time DUI is that you are looking at some type of punishment, a fine, a DUI class and possibly jail time. Usually you can convert the jail time to community service, work release or even house arrest. I think in reality I do see you spending time in jail, but either you will be on house arrest, commuinty service pick up trash on the weekends or possibly sitting in jail on the wekends only, Based on your situation. I hope that's answered your question. This is Patrick Silva Have A Nice Day.