Clients Probation Office Recommendation To Judge Results In No Jail Time
No Jail Time
My client received her third DUI in San Mateo County. This meant that at a minimum that she would have to serve 120 days in county jail. Generally on a third DUI in San Mateo County my client would be facing a jail sentence of 9 months. My client absolutely did not want to go to jail. However, she wasn't making it easy for us to keep her out of jail because she yelled at her probation officer outside of the judge's courtroom – which the judge found out about. After we worked extensively with my client's probation officer and different residential treatment programs, my client's probation officer recommended that her entire jail sentence be modified to a residential treatment program. The judge agreed to follow the probation officer's recommendation and my client did not have to serve a single day in jail.