I'm on probation for DWI and I recently got stopped for expired registration on my way to work. They ran my license and it was invalid and was taken to jail. Will they violate my probation? Will I have to do jail time?
New offenses are grounds for revocation. If they are Class C misdemeanors, maybe not. You will have to report the arrest so that would be a good time to find out what probation intends to do. Be prepared to hire an attorney to safeguard your interests. Good luck.
Attitudes about DWLI (driving while license invalid) vary wildly across jurisdictions. If you take steps to correct his problem by either getting your license re-instated or getting an occupational license, there's a good chance that the court supervising your DWI probation will not revoke you. I suggest contacting an attorney as soon as possible to begin this process. Good luck!
The very first term of probation is follow all the laws of the State of Texas; so, yes, you have violated the terms of your probation. It is best to be proactive and 1) get your driver's license taken care of and 2) let your PO know what happened. If you don't have the money to take care of the surcharge(s), fines, and fees, then you may consider just taking the time on your DWI. Sit it out for a month or so and be done with it.
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