Am I Going to Jail for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)?
Attorney Tyson Mutrux describes in this video the risks of going to jail for Driving While Intoxicated.
Hi, Tyson Mutrux here again with the Mutrux Law Firm and today I’m answering the question of, “Am I going to jail for driving while intoxicated?”
I’ll tell you, the vast majority of clients do not go to jail. The vast majority of defendants in general do not go to jail. Especially first time offenders. Usually the only time you’ll go to jail for a first time offender is if you seriously injured someone or if you were driving at excessive rates of speed. Those are usually the only two reasons why you would go to jail, if it’s your first offense. Even if you got into an accident, and you didn’t hurt someone, the chances of you going to jail are pretty slim. If you’ve gotten two within a short period, maybe you’ll go to jail. Your third, fourth, fifth, or sixth, or seventh obviously the more you get, the chances of you going to jail is higher.
A lot of counties actually if you have gotten your third or fourth, have programs where you will not actually go to jail. You could have some sort of home detention, or something like that. But you’re not actually going to serve any time in the Department of Corrections.
So, typically I tell clients if they do get arrested for drinking while intoxicated that they are not going to jail. Obviously, I cannot guarantee you that, and no one really can. But that should answer the question for you and maybe give you some relief hopefully, that you are not going to go to jail.
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