Arrested For A DUI In Kern County?

September 8, 2012


DUI Attorney Saves Client From Mandatory Jail

September 8, 2012

California law makes it very clear that if you are convicted of a driving under the influence and are subsequently caught driving with a suspended license you must serve a minimum of 10 days in jail.  However, even though the laws seem to provide no exception to the incarceration, one Burbank DUI Attorney defied all odds recently and found a loophole to the jail time by working out a plea deal for a lesser charge thereby sparing the client from any time in custody.  Vehicle Code 14601.2 does proscribe the punishment but not so with other reduced code sections.  The success in the case described was even more phenomenal given the fact that the defendant was still on probation for the underlying DUI charge.  A probation violation would nail the case shut for most prosecutors.  This case is a prime example of how tenacity and advocacy serve the client well.  After all, what purpose is served by throwing a citizen in jail for simply trying to drive for work.  Understandably, if a suspect is caught behind the wheel on a Saturday night out drinking and partying with a suspended license, the punishment should be harsh, but not every case warrants the full sentence a law calls for.