Misdemeanor DUI Sentencing

Misdemeanor DUI Sentencing

Question: What happens to the defendant immediately after sentencing that includes jail time in a misdemeanor DUI case?  In Los Angeles County, CA, in a misdemeanor DUI case, if the sentence must include jail, is a defendant currently out on bail remanded into custody after a guilty verdict and sentencing or will the judge give them a couple of days to get their affairs straightened out then voluntarily turn themselves in by a certain day and time? What factors will court take into consideration if any?  Does the sentencing take place right away?

Answer:  Generally speaking, if jail time is part of a sentencing date, it is often possible to set up a surrender date in the future, where you will show up to court (or directly to the jail facility) to serve your jail time. If it is a trial situation with a guilty verdict, then usually your attorney can delay sentencing for a bit so you can get your affairs in order, then return to the court for sentencing. Depending on the situation and potential pre-sentencing motions, this can be several weeks or longer.

Assuming you are not handling your own case (not a good idea if you are or you did), then speak to your attorney in more detail about this.

Again, there are many variables to consider.  Feel free to browse philhachelaw.com for more info about DUI’s.  You can also reach me at 818-336-1384 if you would like a free consultation to discuss your situation in more detail.  I have successfully handled underage DUI’s in Court and the DMV.  Also, my office is in Sherman Oaks, CA.

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