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Q: I was charged for a 3rd dui on october 2019 i was supose to be sentenced in April can they still make me go jail

Is there anyway i can avoid jail since we are in covid 19 pandemic.

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your lawyer knows the most likely outcome. Many counties require actual jail time for third offenses, Los Angeles is well-known for being over crowded and for sentences being completed well before the actual release date. Your lawyer may be able to ask for a sentencing alternative and you may have an alternative to jail but, most likely, you will be remanded to jail, you will serve no more than 60 actual days, but it's quite likely you will do less.

Thomas Vinson Nash
Thomas Vinson Nash
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Carmel by the Sea, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It depends what County you were arrested in and/or reside in.

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