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THIRD DUI, FELONY DUI AND DUI WITH INJURY - ALTERNATIVES TO JAIL

THIRD DUI, FELONY DUI AND DUI WITH INJURY - ALTERNATIVES TO JAIL

Drinking and driving is dangerous. So much so, that the district attorney and courts are allowed to use your prior driving under the influence convictions to increase the sentence on a pending DUI case. Individuals who have two prior DUI’s can be sentenced to up to one year in jail. A fourth DUI conviction in ten years can be charged as a felony and carries up to three years in jail. If someone other than the driver is injured, even in your first DUI case, you also be sentenced to up to three years in jail. 

Luckily, there are alternatives to serving lengthy jail sentences. If you are not going to win your driving under the influence case by fighting the facts, it is a good idea to consult your attorney and discuss options available to you other than jail.
By far the most widely accepted alternative to jail is a residential treatment program. There are many programs available for those with special needs, such as young children or the absolute need to keep working. Also, most jurisdictions have alternative courts which provide intensive probation but limited incarceration time. These include veteran’s court, mental health court and drug/alcohol court.

If you, a friend or a loved one is facing DUI charges and want to learn available options other than jail, contact The Law Offices of Ross Green at 650-780-0707 for a free consultation. The Law Offices of Ross Green can also be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.rossgreenlaw.com.


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