In most California drunk driving cases, criminal defendants are sentenced to probation. California law allows those convicted on drunk driving (DUI) charges to avoid maximum punishment if they abide by and complete the terms of probation as dictated by the court during sentencing. If the individual fails to comply with any parts of the court order, it will generally result in probation violation.
California DUI Probation
Different factors can impact a California DUI sentence. Some of these factors include:
- The court
- The judge
- The level of intoxication
- Your age
- Driving conduct
- Whether you have prior DUIs or other offenses
In most California DUI probations, people are sentenced to a period of three to five years and:
- Expected to finish a drunk driving program
- Pay court fines and fees
- Not commit any criminal offenses
- Not drive with any measurable amount of alcohol
This is not an exhaustive list as each court may have its own specific requirements.
Violating California DUI Probation
Typically, you will violate the terms of your California DUI probation if you do not comply with any court-ordered activity. If do violate the terms, the judge can and most likely will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. Once you are arrested, you will have to appear before the judge who issue the warrant and face sanctions.
In most cases, a Central Valley DUI probation violation happens when individuals are caught driving on a suspended license as a result of a drunk driving conviction. Probation violation can also happen if you are caught driving with any amount of alcohol in your system.
If you are charged with violating the terms of your DUI probation, you should immediately consult with an experienced Central Valley DUI defense attorney. Probation violations are never taken lightly by any judge, especially in DUI cases. An experienced attorney can help you fight any consequences and clear up any mistakes which may have resulted in the probation violation.
Call an Experienced Central Valley DUI Defense Attorney
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DUI, it is in your best interest to immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you learn your legal rights and options.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Central Valley drunk driving defense attorney Gurjit Srai, please call 209-323-5558 or complete our online form.