Question: second DUI, hit and run, accident ( no property damage, no injuries, other than my car it self) what is the maximum jail time for this if the offender rejects the probation? DUI was in San Feranando, CA. Also, is DUI conviction automatically expunged.

Answer: First, I would recommend discussing your case in more detail with a DUI attorney. For a 2nd DUI itself, not including the hit & run, the jail sentence without probation can be between 90 – 365 days. Your license would be suspended by the DMV based on a DUI conviction, and potentially separately by the DMV based on a APS hearing result (or….lack of hearing if you or your attorney does not request one). Regarding expungement, the conviction would not be automatically expunged just because you chose a penalty without probation. You or your attorney would have to petition the court for an expungement.

Phil Hache,

Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts.