Alternative Sentences Available In DUI Cases
When you are arrested and charged with DUI in San Mateo, Redwood City, or anywhere in the Bay Area, it is important to understand the penalties and consequences. For many DUI offenders, these penalties may include significant jail time, which can impact your ability to maintain employment and provide financially for your family. In addition, jail time can impact your personal relationships and damage your reputation in the community. Luckily, at Ahmed & Sukaram, we are experienced and skilled San Mateo DUI defense lawyers and may be able to help you avoid jail time all together.
At Ahmed & Sukaram, our San Mateo DUI defense lawyers can help you obtain alternative sentencing in lieu jail. We fight aggressively to beat your DUI case or at least to keep DUI consequences minimal and keep our clients out of jail. There are a variety of sentences a judge can impose in lieu of jail time. These include:
- Electronic Monitoring or House Arrest-electronic monitoring includes any type of home confinement program. Depending on your offense you may be required to wear an electronic monitoring device and remain in your home during a specified amount of time. You may, however, be allowed to attend work or school, medical appointments, and even family events. Our Redwood City DUI defense attorneys may be able to help secure a favorable electronic monitoring program that allows you to provide for your family and maintain your lifestyle.
- Community Service-if this is your first DUI offense, we may be able to help you only have to perform work in a Sheriff’s Work Program as opposed to jail. Some of these programs include cleanup and other types of volunteer positions throughout San Mateo County. You may even be able to perform the work in a location that is close to your home or work if you find this option to be most convenient for you.
- Alcohol & Drug Rehab-time spent in a residential alcohol or drug rehabilitation center can be an alternative to spending time behind bars. California Penal Code Section 2900.5 allows for alcohol & drug rehab to be credited upon a term of imprisonment in all misdemeanor and felony DUI convictions. This option is more commonly used when an individual is facing sentencing on three or more DUI convictions within a 10 year time period.
- Weekend Detention-In some instances, if jail time is unavoidable, our San Mateo County DUI lawyers can ask the court for a weekend surrender program. This option allows you to work during the week and check into custody for weekends until you complete your sentence. In counties like Alameda County, you can surrender during on days during the week if this works better for your schedule and we can get the judge’s permission to do so.
San Mateo DUI Defense Lawyers
At Ahmed & Sukaram, our San Mateo DUI defense lawyers have the skills and knowledge necessary to defend your DUI case in the State of California. If you are charged with DUI in the State of California, contact the dynamic legal team of Ahmed & Sukaram immediately. We are ready to fight for you and your family-no matter how serious the DUI charges are against you. You are not alone-call Ahmed & Sukaram today at 1-877-337-0697 or email us through this site in order to set up a no obligation consultation. If you prefer to video chat, please connect with us using Skype at Nafiz.Ahmed59.