how long can she be in jail for?
Mr. Katz is spot on as to the potential maximums, she could face. It is impossible to determine exactly how long she will actually be sentenced, there are lots of factors that could go into that calculation.
I strongly suggest you all retain a Tampa criminal defense lawyer to represent her during the violation of probation process. My firm offers free case consultations in these sorts of matters. Good luck with your case.
If your girlfriend is found to have violated her probation she will be facing the same amount of time as when she pled to the DUI, in other words up to the statutory maximum. DUIs are different than other misdemeanors in that they are not second or first degrees. They are a hybrid a dependent upon many factors. If she has any paperwork from her change of plea the maximum possible sentence may be written on it. Good Luck
Whenever someone violates their probation, they become liable for up to the maximum of the original charge. However, there are many other ways that this situation can be handled in order to avoid a potential jail sentence. I agree with all of the above answers that your girlfriend should contact a local attorney to help her with this issue.
"No alcohol" can be a condition of DUI probation that, if violated, can subject her to the maximums. That being said, most first time offenders will not be sentenced to the maximum even if found to have willfully violated their probation. An attorney can help minimize and mitigate the issue and work to get her out of custody quickly if she has to go in. Her max if her original case was either a refusal or under .15 breath is 180 days, or 6 months, but it's extremely unlikely she would do anywhere near that time absent a long prior record or a history of DUIs and/or probation violations.
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