My dad just got in a car accident on
Sunday. He was drunk and hit
another car injuring the people in
that car. This was his 3rd DUI, but
1st DUI accident. We bailed him out,
and he now has a court date (or
maybe it's an arraignment?) in a
month. What type of punishment
should we expect? I'm pretty sure
he's gonna be put in jail for a few
years, but not sure how long. Will he
be taken in to start his sentence immediately that day at court? Also,
I want to get him into alcohol rehab.
Will the court make this necessary?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: 3rd DUI
You're right, he certainly faces mandatory jail for 3rd offense. How much depends on the charges brought, his defenses and his attorney negotiating a 'deal'. He also will be sued by the other people; he'd better have good insurance, or he's likely to lose his assets to them. Starting a court approved Alcohol program now will possibly help. If you're serious about getting him an attorney, and if the case is in SoCal, feel free to contact me.