Any misdemeanor such as a DUI COULD mean 12 months in jail, but that isn't likely unless this is a very bad case or you have a very bad criminal history. Since you are on probation, you really need to speak with an attorney to try to avoid being revoked and sent to jail for an extended period of time. Speak with some of the very good and experienced DUI attorneys we have here in Lawrenceville if that is where your case is.
I am sorry to hear about your problem. You can have a local criminal defense lawyer investigate the situation. Avvo has an excellent "find a lawyer" tool to locate a top-rated attorney near you who offers a free consultation.
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Possibly. There are going to be several timing issues involved in this matter. You should speak with a local attorney to see what can be done to avoid jail time in the DUI case, and how to avoid a possible probation revocation.
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Under your circumstances, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney in this matter. You should receive the best favorable outcome with an attorney.
Whether or not you go to jail depends on your record and the strength of the DUI case. No doubt, your probation officer will revoke you so you need the help of an experienced DUI attorney. There are several in Lawrenceville who can help you. Good luck.
First - DUI - Whether or not you are sentenced to jail depends on a multitude of factors in the DUI case. There are really to many to go into in this type of forum, but here are a few, the # of DUI's you have had, the specific facts surrounding the DUI, if there was an accident involved, if there were children also in the vehicle, if anyone was injured as a result of your driving, etc.. You need to get an experienced DUI/Criminal Defense attorney to represent you on the DUI charge.
Second - Probation Revocation - if you received the DUI charge BEFORE you were placed on probation you should be OK. If you received the DUI charge AFTER you were placed on probation you probation officer will seek to have your remaining probation REVOKED. This means that you could be sent to jail for the remaining amount of time that you have on probation. You really need to hire a lawyer to represent you - ASAP!!! I hope this information helps you.
Good Luck!!! George McCranie www.mccranielawfirm.com
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