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How Much Jail Time Could I Be Facing If I Hire A DUI Lawyer In Los Angeles?

Many times one of the most important questions a person has when the come into the law office of Silva and Silva, is whether they are going to lose the license for any substantial period of time if they are convicted of a DUI or if they lose the DMV APS hearing. Many time the main thought that a person has is whether or not it is worth the money to hire a DUI lawyer when they are facing a criminal charge in Los Angeles County, especially on a 2nd or 3rd DUI. In Los Angeles County, especially in some of the tougher courthouses, if you’re faced with 2nd or 3rd time DUI you definitely face the possibility of straight jail time if you are convicted. Along with straight jail time on a 2nd or 3rd time DUI conviction you are also facing a mandatory ignition interlock device on your car, a.k.a. a breathalyzer. What you’re hoping for when you hire a DUI Specialist is that the nearly 2 decades of DUI experience handling tough cases from single Dui’s all the way to DUI murder, can somehow benefit your case in looking for legal reasons to either dismiss or reduce your charges, and in the worst case scenario to keep you out of jail.

Many times in Los Angeles County when you are faced with a DUI charge, a DUI lawyer who knows the ins and outs of that particular courtroom can work out some type of deal that keep you ultimately out of jail, there is such thing as community service and if you need to something called private pay to stay jails, or even a type of electronic monitoring. Another issue that is on the top of everybody’s mind when their facing 2nd or 3rd time DUI in Los Angeles County is how long will my license be suspended if their convicted. Technically a 2nd time DUI will have your license suspended for 2 years, how ever the law allows that after 1 year you are eligible to apply for a restricted license. How ever, the law was changed to even benefit our clients even more in that on a 2nd time DUI we can reduce that 1 year suspension with out a license down to 90 days if you do a couple of things. One of them is that you get a ignition interlock device on your car, the next thing is you enrolled in your 18 month DUI program, and you finalize your court hearing. What if it’s a 3rd DUI on a 3rd DUI you will go with out a license for a hard six months suspension.

Where do I get this breathalyzer thing at? 
Short story, Had an adopted son who decided at 18 he was going drink a six pack and take a couple of shots and drive my truck home. Well guess what he got for a present? I put a breathalyzer on the truck. How ever the jokes on me cause when I moved my office we where doing a lot of construction work and I ended up having to drive my truck and as a result blow into that damn beathalyzer at least 50 times. In the end it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I was using a breathalyzer from a company called cost me about 70 dollars a month and I got piece of mind that J.J. would not get a DUI for drinking and driving at age 18.