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Video Transcript: How could I get my probationary term reduced on a DUI charge? My name is Brian L. Jackson. I am a Tulsa attorney with Wirth Law Office. I want to talk to you guys today about some techniques that sometimes can help in getting the probationary period recommended by the District Attorney’s Office reduced if you’re looking at a DUI charge.
One of the things they order you to do in every DUI case, pretty much without exception, is you have to do a VIP class, which is the Victim Impact Panel. You have to do your ADSAC classes, which is basically DUI school, and you have to get a drug and alcohol evaluation. Now, a lot of times what you can do is you can knock that stuff out before you enter your plea, and the advantage of doing that is a lot of times, a lot of prosecutors are willing to cut you some slack for doing that, and instead of doing an 18-month defer or something longer, you might be allowed to just do a year and it shortens your probationary period of time. It’s something to keep in mind.
Now, obviously the best idea is don’t get in trouble for this, but if you have gotten in trouble for this, then this is one possible thing to look at doing. While you’re waiting for your case to make its way through the criminal court system, get those classes done. Because if you get them done, then if you do enter a plea, you’re better situated to end up being on probation for less time.
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