If you are convicted of driving under the influence in San Diego, you will most likely be placed on informal probation. Informal probation lasts for 3 to 5 years from the date of conviction. A condition of that probation is that you cannot violate any law. Therefore, if you pick up a new drunk driving charge or any other offense you will have violated probation and will face additional penalties on the new case as well as for violating your probation on the prior case.
Driving with a measurable amount of alcohol while on probation
If you are on probation for driving under the influence of alcohol you will be placed on a zero tolerance requirement meaning that you must not operate a motor vehicle with a measurable amount of alcohol in your system – CVC 23600. This means that you can face penalties for driving with any alcohol in your system – not solely being over .08%.
Fulfilling conditions of your San Diego DUI probation
You may face a probation violation for not complying with the terms of your probation such as paying your fine, showing proof of enrollment or completion in your alcohol program or failing to comply with any other court order such as community service. Failure to comply with the terms of your probation can and will result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest.
Hiring the Right Attorney for your San Diego DUI Probation Violation
Whether you forgot to attend a post-conviction court date or failed to attend your alcohol program, you need the help of a skilled DUI Defense Lawyer who can appear on your behalf and resolve the issue with your case. If you have a new violation, the attorneys at DUI Defense Law Group can handle both your probation violation and the new charges that you are facing. Do not let one poor decision ruin your entire life. Many probation violations can be resolved in one court date with the help of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer. Without the help of a qualified attorney you could face serious consequences including jail time. Let our team of professionals represent you in court and handle all aspects of your case. Alleviate the worry and stress by hiring the best.