Out of 58 counties in California, only one has the distinction of mandating that first time DUI offenders are sentenced to formal probation: Ventura County. Formal probation includes requiring that defendants pay probation supervision fees. Over the course of a three year probation period, that rises to approximately $800.00. No other county imposes this surcharge on first time DUI offenders. The fees pay the salary of three probation officers who supervise thousands of DUI probationers. With caseloads of over 300 probationers, do you think any real supervision is going on or is this simply a way to further punish DUI offenders while providing for additional government job security?
When you plead guilty to a DUI in Ventura County, it is a 100% guarantee that you will suffer a DUI conviction. Only by pleading not guilty and receiving effective and aggressive representation with a DUI trial lawyer like Kenneth Hamilton can you beat the odds of a DUI conviction.