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i was charged with DUI and reckless driving. Will i do jail time. I have never had misdemanor or any other charge in all my life. First offense. I am very scared as I have children. I have no prior DUIs
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Answered on Apr 13th, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Without seeing your charges, it's difficult to say. A lot depends on what your blood alcohol content was. However, if you were licensed to drive and have no criminal record, you will likely be offered ARD, which is a non-jail, diversionary program.

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Driving under the influence (sometimes known as driving while intoxicated/DWI or operating under the influence/OUI) can have serious legal ramifications, from the loss of your driver's license to jail time, fines and increased insurance rates. If you have a commercial driver's license, the penalties can be even more serious. If you've been charged with drunk driving, talk to a criminal defense attorney immediately. A lawyer with DUI defense experience can review the police report, breathalyzer results and other evidence, try to find weaknesses in the prosecutor's case and work tirelessly in your defense. DUI law firms can also work with clients and prosecutors on plea bargains, alternative sentences and license reinstatements.
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