son got 2 DUI'S last year in less than 2 weeks apart in different counties in Tn. Does probation in second county not start until first is finished?
Thank you for your question. Sometimes the counties will work together to make the probation run concurrent. However, your son is in trouble and it is serious and I would not go at it alone. Find a local attorney who will protect you and your rights.
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Whether the sentences (probation periods) are to be served at the same time or one after the other should be reflected in the judgment that was entered second. If it the second judgment does not state whether the two sentences should occur at the same time or one after the other, then the issue becomes more complicated.
Basically, if the judge in the case that was resolved second was aware of the first conviction, then the sentences should be served at the same time. If the judge was not made aware of the first sentence, then the sentences should run one after the other. There is more to it than this, but that is the shortest answer that I could give.
As an aside, your son's attorney may have made a strategic decision not to let the judge know about the first conviction. Also, your son's attorney should be able to advise him about his sentences.
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NO, you're on probation in two separate jurisdictions.
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