Orange CountyDUI Probation
Consequences you face after a DUI conviction in Orange County
Probation is by far the most common sentence for first time DUI offenders.
Probation is a sentence that is served in the community rather than in jail or prison. If you have been arrested for DUI, seek the counsel of a knowledgeable Orange CountyDUI defense attorney, immediately so you obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Conditions of probation usually require the person to report regularly to a probation officer for monitoring. Probationary sentences usually include one or more “conditions.” These conditions usually always include paying court costs, legal fees and fines and sometimes include:
- Alcohol treatment
- Employment or training
- Driving restriction
- Community service
- Use of an ignition interlock device
Conditions of probation are based on state law requirements. If a person fails to meet the requirements of his or her probation, the court may modify or revoke the conditions of probation leading to further restrictions and/or incarceration. Sometimes the incarceration period can be for much longer than was originally suggested for failure to comply with probationary sentence. Community service is a common condition of probation for DUI cases. The courts provide a list of acceptable community service organizations and information on enrolling in their programs.
What can / should you do now?
If you are facing a DUI charge, you need a good Orange County defense attorney. Choose your DUI defense lawyer carefully. Don’t make your decision based on an advertisement (or website) alone. Make an in-person appointment with theDUI lawyer that you are considering. That is why Coffey & Coffey offers a free in office initial consultation. Come in, meet the attorney and tell your side of the story. A good DUI attorney will have a better sense of how to deal with the prosecutors and formulate a defense that will give you the best chance to preserve your freedom and protect your rights. Call us today at (800) 706-7888.