Sentencing Alternatives

Sentencing Alternatives for California DUI Convictions

An experienced DUI attorney knows that defendants who are who are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) face manypenalties, including: Jail Time, mandatory attendance in alcohol education classes, large fines, and license suspensions. Not only does this cost you time and money, it also cost the state a lot of resources and dollars. To alleviate this burden, many courts and prosecutors in Orange County have establishedsentencing alternatives instead of jail time. Your attorney can help you explore this option in plea bargaining negotiations. An experienced Orange County DUI attorney will uncoverany possible sentencing alternative that will insure that their clients get the best possible results.

Sentencing alternatives satisfy the states desire to punish “the offenders” while helping them at the same time. Some of the sentencing alternatives are:

  • electronic monitoring,
  • community service,
  • diversion classes,
  • house arrest,
  • ignition interlock devices,
  • alcohol and drug rehabilitation,
  • and there are a few others as well…

One advantage to sentencing alternatives is that they allow someone convicted of DUI to keep working at their job. These programs often include a requirement for the offender to receive treatment for alcoholism so you may have to take some classes, but that is much better than jail time. Jail time is not always the best penaltyfor a DUI conviction. SomeOrange County judges believe that sentencing alternatives gives advantages to both California and the DUI offender.

One important factor to know if you or a loved one is facing a DUI charge is that some judges are favorable to sentencing alternatives and some judges are not. At Coffey and Coffey, we deal exclusively with DUI and other criminal matters in Orange County. We deal only with Orange County courts every single day. We know which judges to get a case in front of and which judges to avoid.

Sentencing alternatives are better for the State of California, and better for those who are convicted of a DUI. Sitting in a jail cell can cost you your job and place quite a burden on the state.If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, call us today and talk to attorney: (800) 706-7888