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If you are thinking about being arrested for DUI, it's a good idea to know what DUI jail terms can mean. This will help you understand the consequences of your arrest and the possible actions you'll need to take to fight them.

Drunk driving is something that affects all people in some way, but there are many people who don't understand just how serious it can be. There is an alarming number of cases of people going to jail for a DUI charge, especially in large metropolitan areas. The major issue with this is that most people don't understand just how long their DUI jail sentence can last.

Each state has different laws and procedures that govern how long you will spend in jail and on what charges, but you can rest assured that a certain portion of the time will be spent in jail. Typically, the jail term will range from a few days to a few weeks or even months. Depending on the severity of the charges and the state laws, the duration of your DUI jail time may be a short time or a long one.

The average DUI jail term will run from a few days to a few weeks, though it is very rare for someone to go over a year. What this means is that you will be spending at least a few days in jail. It also means that you will be charged with driving under the influence, as well as a DUI arrest warrant.

Most of the time, when you are charged with a DUI, the prosecutor will try to have you plead guilty to avoid a trial. In a plea bargain, you will be able to plead guilty to the lesser charge so that you don't have to go to trial, which can be quite costly.

Once you get arrested for a DUI, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. A lawyer will not only protect your rights, but they will be able to help you better understand the DUI jail time procedures. They can explain your rights and give you advice if you need it.

For example, if you can prove that you did not drink any alcohol, you may be able to reduce your DUI jail time considerably. If you have a blood alcohol content of .10 or less, you may be able to avoid being taken into custody at all. However, the legal limit in most states is 0.08, so it will still count as a conviction.

While DUI jail terms can seem intimidating, if you have a lawyer it will help you understand what is going on. If you are facing jail time, don't waste time, contact a DUI lawyer immediately and learn what you can do to reduce your DUI jail sentence.

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