Jail Time – Even Possibly for a 1st Offense
Having to do jail time for a DUI conviction in Ventura County is a possibility. Most people who serve that jail time do so in Ventura County Jail, which is not known for its pleasant condition or hospitable staff. Many of those arrested for a DUI in Ventura fear going back to jail more than any other aspect of their potential punishment.
Can Serve Outside of Ventura County Jail
In certain Ventura DUI cases, it may be possible to serve your sentence somewhere other than Ventura County Jail. However, you have to prove that you served the same sentence that you would have in Ventura. As a result, being booked and immediately released at a typical county jail will not suffice.
Pay to Stay Programs – City Jail
There are facilities throughout Southern California (mostly in Los Angeles County) that have separate housing for people who are faced with the prospect of jail time but do not wish to serve it with the general population. Most of these programs are in a separate portion of a larger facility, and are sometimes referred to as “Pay to Stay” programs. Such programs do not exist in Ventura County.
For a 48 hour sentence, the cost is usually about $300-$400, but many clients prefer this option due to the fact that you often have your own cell, regular access to a TV, better food, and no concern for your safety. Here are some links to 3 such facilities:
Pasadena City Jail –
Glendale City Jail –
Huntington Beach City Jail –