They are joining the case together and the court appearance(which has been postponed 3 times) is for both the DUI and the violation of summary probabtion (for previous battery conviction). 18 months into his summary probation with no other problems, all classes completed, and all fines paid, he was arrested for a DUI. His BAC was .0809 and the Public Defender is trying to get a dry wreckless. There were no other agravating circumstances(no accident or bodily injury, nothing). I realize the maximum penalty is 18 mos (6 for DUI and 12 for violation of summary probation), but the Pudlic Defender has not been clear on what is the likely outcome. I realize that they often do not sentence for maximum jail time on first offense DUI charges, and my question was: what is the probable outcome of these charges including violation of summary probation? Is he facing any real jail time? What is the normal outcome for CA cases in similar situations given the background stated earlier.
Thank you for your time.
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