Q: Felony DUI with designated prior conviction please help need advice??
boyfriend remanded to jail his charges felony driving under the influence of drugs with designated prior conviction misdemeanor possession driving with privilege suspended for prior DUI conviction and misdemeanor possession which one case is a prop 47 which is the possession charge his early disposition hearing is soon and then preliminary examination he has no public defender yet I need help or ideas of ways I can help what is he looking at in terms of sentencing is he prop 47 eligible and will it help in any way I'm hoping there's a way I can help so he doesn't look at any more jail time I want to be ready to talk to a public defender about what other possibilities are options we can look at besides just settling some type of deal where he has to do time is there a way that the time he's doing now cuz he's remanded will count as credit and he can just do probation again or is he looking at a lot longer in jail I don't want to go to a public defender understanding the case
A: It is not your job to be his PD. The pd has years of experience. If you are not trying to hire him private counsel, then just let them do their job.
Ps A felony DUI has mandatory jail and or prison time.
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A: more info needed.
a public defender or court-appointed lawyer will be assigned at the arraignment BEFORE he enters a plea. That lawyer will have the police report and record to review.
s/he can help him........you normally can NOT do much...other than bail him out and be supportive
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