Orange County 2nd DUI - Staying out of Jail and Keeping Your Job
A DUI with a prior conviction DUI or Wet Reckless conviction within 10 years counts as a prior for the purpose of a 2nd DUI.
A second DUI in Orange County is carries with it mandatory jail time./ The law says the minimum is 96 hours. However, in Orange County prosecutors routinely want 60 -90 days in county jail if there is no probation violation.If there is a probation violation then the numbers can go up higher. When there is a probation violation alleged, prosecutors offers can go up to 120 days.It's important to our clients that hey are able to keep their jobs. Without a job a person's life would fall apart. However, this is a conflict with what the courts and prosecutors want.
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2nd DUI - What Can Happen in Orange County?
What kind of Consequences is a person looking at for a 2nd DUI in Orange County and Is There Jail for a California 2nd DUI in Orange County?
Am I Going to Jail?
You need to think long and hard if you are facing a 2nd Offense DUI in California. A 2nd Offense DUI in California carries with it Mandatory jail time and increased license suspensions. The 2nd Offense DUI will also differ depending on which county the 2nd Offense DUI happened in. For example, Orange County and LA County will treat their second time DUI very differently. If you are caught for a second in Orange County then you are facing at least 30 days in jail that you must do short of a few exceptions.
Recency of Last DUI
There are a number of things that come into play in answering this question. The most important one is how long ago your previous DUI was? In my experience in dealing with the local courthouses, a judge will treat a person different after 7 years and will treat the 2nd DUI the same as a first after 9 years of the original DUI. The bottom line is that if more time was in between then there is a better chance of no jail. In the best case scenario, you will handle a capable DUI Attorney who has excellent case results in your courthouse who will beat the case or at least navigate the waters to keep you out of jail and save your car insurance rates.
Jail time for 2nd DUI in Orange County
A 2nd DUI within a 10 year period in Orange County can land a person in jail for anywhere from 30 days to 90 days 30 days if the person has not been in trouble recently and 90 days if the person is still on probation. This is assuming that there were no accidents.
In addition to this prosecutors will also consider acts of crimes that are not within the 10 year period to enhance the penalties (A 2nd DUI in Orange County is only possible if a person had a prior DUI within 10 years). For example a person had 3 DUIS but none of them are within the 10 year window but this person has received two within the 10 years. The prosecutors will use this to justify going after more time for a DUI.
There is a reason why many people refer to Orange County as the Orange Curtain. For a 2nd DUI in Orange County the state minimum is 96 hours however, standard practice in 2nd DUI in Orange County is a little different that the rest of the state. For example, a 2nd DUI in Los Angeles County may land a person in jail for 96 hours and the person would go into jail and touch the glass and go home. However, that is not the case for a 2nd DUI in Orange County. In Orange County for a 2nd DUI you are looking at Mandatory jail. However, this does not mean you should give up all hope and run down the street screaming “my life is over” as there are ways to keep you out of jail and even resolve your case for no jail time.
The bottom line is that if you are convicted 2nd DUI in Orange County Court you are looking at anywhere from 30 days on the low and 90 days on the high end. This is assuming you are not on probation. If you are on probation then the sentence can do higher. It is advisable you make appropriate plans when dealing a 2nd DUI in Orange County.
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