I have to say that the number one question I get from every DUI client is, “Will I go to Jail?” Understandably, this is the most dominant factor that people want to consider before coming to a plea agreement or completing Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, or deciding to take a case to trial.
The short answer is, yes, there is a possibility that you will go to jail if you are convicted of a DUI. The only DUI conviction that does not come with jail time a first offense DUI with a Blood Alcohol Content, or BAC, of 0.08%-0.099%. If your BAC is higher than that, or you have any prior offenses, you are looking at possible jail time from 2 days to 5 years.
Keep in mind, there is a difference between being Charged and being Convicted of a DUI. Just because you are charged with a DUI doe s not mean you will go to Jail. Once charged, your best option is to contact a competent DUI attorney for a case evaluation. Even if you are charged with a DUI with a high BAC, or you have a prior DUI, a good attorney may be able to keep you out of jail.
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