My son was arrested because when his Probation Officer visited him at home, he found a small amount of alcohol in a flask. It was my son's roommate flask. He has been following all the PO's orders. He visits his PO regularly and doesn't drink or drive. His test results are always negative. What will happen in court?
DUI / DWI Attorney
Are you sure that the PO violated him on it? If so, the penalties can range depending on the PO's input, the Judge, the terms of sentencing of your son, etc. He should definitely have an attorney represent him on this matter.
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Is roommate willing to testify that it was his? A lawyer will help you put together defenses and information surrounding this PO visit.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
I agree with my colleagues that a) it depends, and b) you need a lawyer if there is a reported violation of probation.
Consequences can range from extending probation, fines, classes, to jail time, or the maximum of the penalty for which your son was put on probation. For example, for Felony DUI, that would be three years in prison.