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8. Must I return to Solano County for jail?

probation orderThe best Solano DUI attorneys should explain that most first and second DUI offenders in Solano County can avoid serving actual jail time through alternatives such as volunteer work release or home confinement. See Jake's Video Short "Am I Going to Jail".

In appropriate cases (no seriously aggravating factors alleged during the incident), a Fairfield, Vallejo or Vacaville lawyer may avoid a jail sentence altogether, or request that proof of legitimate community service or home confinement in another California county (or if you live outside California then in your home state) be permitted to satisfy any jail sentence, or we may inquire into other jail alternatives in your county or home state to avoid the necessity of your traveling back to Solano County to serve a jail sentence.

Many second and third offenders may qualify for Solano County's new "DUI court" designed to focus on treatment rather than incarceration, however any election to participate in this multiple offender program would require physical presence and residency in Solano County. If you are not a California resident, then trying to avoiding jail in Solano County may be the best reason to hire a private Fairfield, Vallejo or Vacaville DUI attorney. If you are a California resident, then click on Ten Tips For Easing the Consequences of a DUI on this site to examine these various jail alternatives where there are no viable defenses or aggravating factors in a case. Consult with a Solano County DUI lawyer about your specific case.


Any result portrayed was dependent on the facts of that case, and the results will differ if based on different facts.

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Dave Jake Schwartz is an Honors Graduate from UC Hastings Law School, and UC Davis, former Federal Judicial Clerk, and Nationally Qualified Sobriety Tests Practitioner. Member of the California Bar for 30 years, North Bay resident for over 20 years, handles only DUI cases, including thousands of North Bay DUIs and DMV hearings: first/multiple offenders, minors, seniors, tourists, undocumented immigrants, veterans, probation violations, suspended license, public intoxication, open container, minor in possession, child endangerment, collisions, hit and run, evading, resisting arrest.

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