I. How to save money on a DUI
Let’s be honest, the best way to save money on a DUI is to avoid it altogether – you’ll save a lot of time, stress, and money if you don’t drink and drive. With that in mind, if you find yourself facing a DUI charge, there are a few ways you can potentially save money on a DUI.
II. Expenses Involved in a DUI
DUI’s have a reputation for being expensive, and for good reason – between base fines, penalty assessments, court fines, DUI classes, and ignition interlock, the cost of a DUI can quickly escalate.
However, that’s not even the most expensive part of a DUI; much of the cost involved in a DUI is due to increased insurance premiums that insurance companies impose for drivers that have been found guilty of a DUI. Once taking everything into consideration, it becomes clear how the cost of a DUI can climb into the tens of thousands of dollars over a long period of time.
III. How We Help You Save Money on a DUI
Our team is here to help you. Our approach to a DUI case is on an individual basis. In every case, we analyze the facts of your particular case and ask questions that can help resolve your case in the best possible outcome.
This means that if we can reduce your court fines in your case, then we will strive to achieve that outcome by using the facts of your case that are in your favor.
One of the ways we can help you reduce your court fines is by ensuring that you receive credit for the time spent in jail for your DUI. Perhaps you’re thinking, “How does jail time credit help me save money on a DUI?” Allow us to explain…
IV. How Jail Time Can Help You Save Money on a DUI
Generally speaking, police will take a person suspected of a DUI to jail. If this happens to you, then you may be able to use the time that you spent in jail to your advantage when calculating the money that you owe in fines during the sentencing phase of your case.
You are entitled to use your jail time credit when the judge hands down your sentence. However, one must ensure that the jail time credit is entered into the form used by the court.
Otherwise, you may lose the ability to use your jail time credit to reduce the fines that you owe, which can only increase the cost of your case. With our team on your side, we can ensure that the jail time you served is properly credited, effectively helping you save money on a DUI.
V. How is Jail Credit Calculated and Applied to Your Sentence?
The law states that if you serve two (2) days in jail, then you are deemed to have served four (4) days in jail. For example, if you are arrested on a Saturday night and you are not released until Tuesday, then your time in jail will convert to a total of eight (8) days of jail time credit.
Our team would ensure that your jail time credit is applied to your fines in the event that you are sentenced which would result in saving you money.
VI. How Can We Help
Facing a DUI charge alone is scary, stressful, and overwhelming. Your best chance at getting a favorable outcome for your particular case is to have an experience attorney by your side.
Our team at the Law Offices of Mark A. Gallagher has the skills and knowledge to get the best possible outcome for your case. By hiring an experienced attorney, you have a greater possibility of reducing the costs involved with a DUI and thus, you put yourself in a position to save money on a DUI if convicted.
The team at the Law Offices of Mark Gallagher will be your voice in court, and ensure that you receive your jail time credit that you deserve, which can only result in you saving cost. If you’re facing a DUI charge in Southern California, it’s best to contact an experience criminal defense lawyer to help you navigate the difficult road ahead. If you have questions about your particular case, give us a call at 800-797-8406 to schedule your free consultation today. Or visit www.socaldefenselawyers.com for more information.