Legal Question in DUI Law in California

DUI case: I was involved in a DUI accident back in around 1997. I lost control of my car and crashed. I'm curious to know how long a person should be jailed after a DUI arrest. blood test confirmed BAC. The incident was in LA County. I was taken to jail and my stay lasted 2-3 days, then shipped out to court, and then shipped back to jail for another 5-6 days(7 days total). I went back to court for trial after my 7-day imprisonment with a private lawyer.

Recently I've been hearing my jail-stay was longer than typical. Did the legal system make a mistake in jailing me this long before a trial?

Asked on 9/03/13, 1:16 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

0 users found helpful
0 attorneys agreed

PC1382 requires that you be given a trial within 30 days when you are in custody and the case is a misdemeanor, 45 days if it is a felony. therefore, 7 days is well withing the limit by law.

Read more
Answered on 9/03/13, 1:25 pm

Related Questions & Answers

More Drunk Driving & DUI Law questions and answers in California

Looking for something else?

Get Free Legal Advice

88683 active attorneys ready to answer your legal questions today.

Find a Legal Form

Browse and download our attorney-prepared and up-to-date legal forms from $4.99

Find a Form

Featured Attorneys

Rahul Manchanda, Esq.Manchanda Law Office PLLCNew York, NY
Craig EpifanioCraig Epifanio, P.A.St Petersburg, FL
Timothy McCormickLibris Solutions - Dispute Resolution ServicesSan Francisco, CA
Find An Attorney

Are you an Attorney?

Earn additional revenue and grow your business. Join LawGuru Now