What is the name of your state? Virginia.
My girlfriend got arrested a couple weekends ago for DWI, blood alcohol was .12. She was coming home from a bar with me and friends and had I think 3 drinks over 2 hours but thought she was okay to drive (I had a lot more). I know, she was obviously dumb to do that but it was a mistake. She wasn't thinking.
Anyway, bad thing is it's her 2nd DUI in 3 years, and she got a resisting arrest for talking back to the cop. First one she was just over the limit but it still went down as a conviction I think (her license was suspended but no jail). We got a lawyer and he's telling her that if she doesn't plea she may be looking at anywhere from 6 months in jail to up to a year. If she pleas they'll jail her for 20 days (really hard to believe but new Virginia minimum for 2nd DUI w/in 5 years).
Thing is she's totally freaked about doing any jail time. She's never had anything other than these two DUIs, not even a speeding ticket. She's 23, 5'1", 105 pounds, A student, attractive, total goody-good and really modest, and she's completely petrified about what jail (particularly in a law enforcement state like Virginia) will be like, the handcuffs/shackles, frisks, strip searches, jail-issue clothes, violent prisoners, etc. So she doesn't want to even do 20 days. Is she totally chancing serious time by not taking the plea and doing a few weeks in jail? If she goes to jail will she be in with a bunch of hardened criminals or in like a separate wing? Will she have to be strip searched? Can anyone tell about their time in jail in VA for DUI?