My dad just got arrested for drinking and driving and my mom and I are devistated! I wanna know how long it is, im hoping its short bcuz my mom, my lil sis and i are scared. How long is it?!
Depends. If this is his 1st offense, the judge has the authority to jail him from a min of 48 hrs, (which is the norm) up to 11 months, 29 days. If his BAC was .20 or above, he will serve a minimum of 7 consecutive days. When you tally the cost of the tow, an attorney, high risk insurance, court cost, probation fees, DUI school and reinstatement fees, you are looking at approximately $ 4,900 in fees.
There is no law against drinking and driving.
It is only illegal to drive drunk. You're allowed to drink before you drive, as long as it doesn't put your BAC above the legal limit.