A driver convicted of a DUI can face a lot of charges, including jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension and DUI school programs. Nonetheless there are a lot of types of alternative sentencing which have been developed during the legal practice and allow sometimes to get better results for the social security and rehabilitation of the person. Attorney can always try to get an alternative sentencing for his client in lieu of jail. Negotiations for an alternative sentencing can take place as a part of plea bargaining.
In some cases, sentencing alternatives are able to help offenders more than incarceration.
The most typical sentencing alternatives for DUI offenders are:
- House arrest – is a custodial detention at home.
- An alcohol ignition interlock – stops a vehicle from being started if the driver has been drinking alcohol. Interlocks protect road users by separating drinking and driving.
- Alcohol and Drug rehabilitation (also known as “rehab”) – is a term for the processes of medical or psycho therapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines.
- Electronic monitoring program – permits to place a person on a passive GPS tracking system designed to continuously track his/her movements in the community.
- Community service – is a donated service or activity that is performed by someone or a group of people for the benefit of the public or its institutions.
- MADD Victim Impact Panel – is a non-confrontational presentation given by victims of DUI crashes who speak about the impact the DUI crash has had on their lives.
The Margarian Law Firm aggressively protects the rights of criminal defendants in California. If you have faced accusations of DUI, it is essential to contact an experienced California defense attorney who is will provide legal assistance. We handle every aspect of your case, from the very start through the very last court hearing, all for a flat fee agreed upon before we begin.
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