Does the state consult with the victim before deciding whether to fight an offender's motion for early termination?
Generally, the State Attorney's Office will consult with victims before deciding what position to take on a Defendant's Motion for Early Termination of Probation. If you are a victim and they have not contacted you, you should feel free to call them and state your position. If you are a Defendant and you are concerned about the effect the victim's input will have on the Judge, please know that the Judge is not bound by the recommendation of the victim. The Judge has discretion to terminate probation early even if the victim objects.See question
Yes, I have a cousin who was arrested last year (he was 18) for driving under the influence, and then two weeks ago he was driving a drunk friend home and got ticketed for driving with a dead headlight and ticketed (not arrested) for driving with ...
There are a number of factors that will affect the ultimate penalty in your cousin's case. If his license is still suspended from the DUI, that would be treated more seriously than if it was suspended for something like unpaid traffic tickets. Your cousin should consult with an attorney. Depending on the circumstances of his driving record, there are other potential consequences for him such as being labeled a Habitual Traffic Offender.See question