I was charged with Possession of a controlled substance and entered my FOA. Sentenced to four years probation. Two years later i got a DUI.
What is going to happen from here and how severe are my consequences?
Can an attorney help?
If after a hearing it is determined that you have indeed violated your probation the court can resentence you to any lawful sentence on the original charge that you were convicted of. Thisnis seperate an apart from thenoutcome of the new charges. An an attorney can definetly assist you. Don't try going at this alone.
Getting an attorney is critical in this situation because you can be sentenced for the new charge and for the charge for which you were on probation. You want an attorney to guide you here because a diversionary program may be available to you which will allow you to not violate your current probation and avoid prison time because no sentence will be imposed unless you violate the program's requirements.
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There is a possibility that you will have your first offender status revoked, which means you will now be a convicted felon. On top of that you can be sent to prison for violating your probation. I suggest you hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately.
all of these responses are accurate. get a lawyer
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Yes, an attorney can help. Engage a qualified criminal defense attorney immediately to help guide you through this process.
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