What happens if I am sentenced to jail?

In most cases, you will not be taken directly to jail. Instead you will be given a period of time in which to complete your commitment. Jail alternatives such as electronic home detention and community service are commonly imposed instead of jail if you do not have criminal history.

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1. What should I wear and how should I act in court?
2. What is an arraignment?
3. What are my constitutional rights?
4. My car was impounded when I was arrested for a DUI - where is it?
5. Where can I have ignition interlock installed on my car?
6. Should I talk to a lawyer before entering a plea?
7. What if I am financially unable to hire a lawyer? How do I qualify for a public defender?
8. If I plead guilty what will happen?
9. What happens if I plead not guilty?
10. What happens if I am sentenced to jail?
11. What alternatives are there for serving a jail sentence?
12. What must I do if I can't pay my entire fine at sentencing?
13. What is the process for sealing records and vacating convictions?
14. I missed court and have a bench warrant. How do I quash the bench warrant?