October 7, 2009 10:50 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for first-hand experience or information with regard to the LA county jail system.
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (2 answers total)
My cousin was arrested for a DUI recently. As part of her sentencing, she has to spend 96 hours in jail in Los Angeles. Apparently she can split these over a weekend. However, her lawyer (who seems to know what he's doing) is fairly certain that if she were to show up at LA County jail and surrender for 96 hours, they're basically going to book her and turn her right around - she'd be in there for maybe 10-12 hours. Has anyone, or anyone you know of, experienced this? What are the chances that she will actually be kept in there for 96 hours?
She does have the choice of spending two weekends (48 + 48) in a city jail (where she pays about $90/ day for nicer facilities).
Thank you very much for your input.