At the beginning of 2022, the law regarding DUI diversion changed. DUIs are no longer eligible for diversion in California. Please contact our office with any questions. Email us at OR Call us at: (415) 523-7878

We Are Open 24/7 And Offer Free In Person And Virtual Consultations.

Law Firm of Aaron Bortel

Does An Out Of State DUI Defendant Have To Provide Community Service In California?

We can almost always arrange for community service to be done in your home state. Probation is something that is included in almost every DUI case and is usually unsupervised for a first offense. You do not need to be seeing a probation officer; you just stay out of trouble and obey the law. If you do get into trouble, you want to hope that the county you’re on probation in does not see that you’ve gotten a violation.

Sometimes, if there is jail time involved, it can be served in the home state or transferred to electronic monitoring. I had a client who lived in Michigan who was convicted for a third DUI, and that client never had to come to California. They were able to use an electronic monitor and it was monitored by an out-of-state agency. There is also a new code section in California that says someone who is a primary caregiver who has a DUI can do a diversion instead of getting a DUI conviction. This means doing some community service or counseling and not getting a DUI on their record. This is something that an experienced attorney can help them with.

All misdemeanors are eligible and all felonies, except under certain categories. The crime for which the person is seeking a diversion must not have been committed against the person for whom the accused is the primary caregiver. Also, the court has to be satisfied that the accused does not pose an unreasonable risk of danger to public safety, if allowed to remain in the community. After successfully completing a diversion program, the case can be dismissed.

For more information on Community Service For Out Of State Defendant, a FREE case evaluation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (415) 523-7878 today.

Share this Article

Aaron Bortel
With 30 years of specialized experience in DUI defense, Attorney Aaron Bortel is a dedicated advocate for those facing DUI charges in the Bay Area. Committed to helping clients avoid jail, save their driver’s licenses and jobs, and prevent permanent criminal records, he combines deep legal expertise with genuine care for his client's welfare. Trust in a lawyer who not only defends but truly supports you through challenging times.

Call Us 24/7 For a FREE Case Evaluation (415) 523-7878

Get Help Now
Translate »
Accessibility Accessibility
× Accessibility Menu CTRL+U