currently ob 5 years probation for intent to sell marijuana with a 7 year back up
currently in 5 years probation for leaving scene of accident with a 3 year back up
Stipulation: 60 days county jail time; on probation for 5 days and caught 2 city charges on the day was supposed to turn self in to begin 60 days.
New City Charges: Unlawful possession of fire arm
There is not enough information to give you a good answer. Details matter in the law. For instance if the events that lead to the new charges occurred prior to you being placed on probation then they are not a violation of your current probation. In any rate you are going to need an experienced criminal defense attorney on the new charges. You should ask that attorney their opinion of what is likely to happen after they have a chance to review the cases. Use the find a lawyer tab or contact one of the attorneys answering your question directly to hire an attorney.
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Did you pick up the new charges five days after your probation began? Best case scenario is probably shock time. Worst case is your sentences run consecutively (7 +3) plus the maxes for your new charges (7+4 - if the charges are C and D felonies respectively), for a total of 21 years. This is pretty unlikely to happen. You will more likely have your sentences run concurrently, winding up somewhere below 21 (perhaps a total of 7 or 10). At any rate, I would anticipate doing some time if you picked up new felonies five days into probation. If you don't have a lawyer, go get one.
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I agree with the other attorneys here, details details details. Contact counsel ASAP as you will need it. God luck.
Worst Case: You serve 7 and 3 on your backups because you picked up a new charge after only being on probation for five days. On the new charges, assuming D felony, you serve another 4 years.
Best case: You have a defense on the new charges and you can beat the case with the help of a decent lawyer that can also convince your probation judge to hold off on pulling the trigger on a violation because the new case is so weak.
It's not going to be easy so please hire experienced counsel that has worked in front of your probation judge a number of times. You don't want a probation lawyer here walking in and meeting your judge for the first time. Good luck.
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