If I’ve have been arrested for DUI and I plan on pleading guilty in court, do I risk any jail time?

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If I’ve have been arrested for DUI and I plan on pleading guilty in court, do I risk any jail time?

This is my first offense and I have a higher BAC than 0.08. Can I pay my way out of it with high fines and DUI classes?

Asked on March 28, 2013 under Criminal Law, California

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, if you have been arrested for a DUI and plan on entering a guilty plea without ironing out the terms of any plea deal, you run the risk of being sentenced to some jail time. As such, you need to consult with a criminal defense attorney to represent you in the matter.


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