What happens if you get a Dwi while on felony probation in Missouri?

My boyfriend is on Felony Probation from a crime he committed at age 17. He is 21 now and just got a Dwi last night. He has never violated his probabtion before, or failed a UA. Im terrified and am not sure what to do, or what the outcome will be. If anyone has suggestions please let me know.

Jefferson City, MO -

Attorney Answers (4)

Timothy Ryan Brown

Timothy Ryan Brown

DUI / DWI Attorney - Springfield, MO
Answered

He needs to consult a local attorney immediately and needs to make sure he lets the attorney know he is on probation.

Frank Mascagni III

Frank Mascagni III

Criminal Defense Attorney - Louisville, KY
Answered

You need to hire a criminal defense attorney ASAP. There are 2 issues: defense of the new DUI charge and possible motion to revoke the felony probated sentence based on the new arrest and use of alcohol. Get counsel!

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William A. Jones Jr.

William A. Jones Jr.

Criminal Defense Attorney - Wexford, PA
Answered

I most definitely agree with my colleague. Securing qualified criminal defense counsel is critical at this point, especially since your boyfriend is looking at problems coming from two different directions. His PO might choose to request that he be detained (held in jail) for the potential violation of probation raised by the new arrest. Counsel retained immediately may be able to forestall such action. I would not wait to get on this project.

John Paul Thygerson

John Paul Thygerson

DUI / DWI Attorney - Norwalk, CT
Answered

He needs an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately!

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