driving on a dui suspension and involved in an accident what are my chances of staying out of jail?

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driving on a dui suspension and involved in an accident what are my chances of staying out of jail?

I was in a minor fender bender and my license is suspended due to DUI. What
am I facing?

Asked on June 3, 2017 under Criminal Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you knowingly driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, pursuant to the CA Vehicle Code, you may face the following penalties for a first time offense: imprisonment in a county jail for not less than 5 days or more than 6 months and a fine of not less than $300) or more than $1,000. However, in CA, people who drive on a suspended license because of a DUI typically face even more severe penalties including mandatory jail time, very high fines and the mandatory installation of an interlock device in your car. Additionally, in some cases, the driver may be required to receive treatment for alcohol abuse or participate in an alcohol education/prevention program. At this time, you should consult directly with a DUI attorney in the area of where this all occurred; they will be able to use their local court contracts to best represent yout interests.

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