I was arrested in April, 2015 for DUI in Virginia. I am a professional adult. My BAC was .19. I have an attorney. I went to court
expeditiously per my request in July, 2015, understanding from my attorneys office that I had a deal. I had a contact and
had been "approved" per my attorney's office for home monitoring. I go to court in July and all was well supposedly. I had only contacted face to face my attorney one time. Several calls to his office had been done prior. When I went to court, I said nothing.
He did everything and I went to the jail office per his legal assistant's advice to set up my home monitoring. I get there and the deputy lets me know that my paperwork said "mandatory" and they would not allow home monitoring. I was shocked. I call my attorney's
office, speak to his assistant who stated he would take care of it. The gist is that he did not. He called me back in that afternoon and my "attorney" advised me that nothing was guaranteed (although I have it still in email that it was all worked out). He
later called me that afternoon to tell me how he never wants a person he represents to be blindsided and asked me to pay more and appeal. I have appealed to the higher civil court and have my date in a couple of weeks. I am scared. I do not want to go to jail
but want to know what you think about this entire situation.