DUI Probation Violation

After a person has been convicted for DUI, it is up to the discretion of the judge whether the individual will face severe punishment or a lighter sentence. Severe punishment may result in jail time and stiff fines while a less severe sentence may simply result in probation or a suspended sentence and court fees. People who receive lighter sentences like probation are typically first time offenders with no prior convictions or exorbitant traffic violations and are not a high risk to be repeat offenders. However, when a person does violate the law while on probation, he or she may be sent to jail for the duration of the probation time.
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What is Probation?

Probation is when a person has been convicted of a crime and sentenced to supervision by the authorities by the court. Typically, a person who has been sentenced to probation skirts a jail sentence due to the discretion of the judge or via a plea agreement with the prosecution. While on probation, a person must submit to frequent interviews/appointments with probation officers, as well as periodic drug tests. On some occasions, a device that measures the amount of alcohol in a person's breath is attached to the steering wheel so as to prevent the automobile from functioning when given an over-the-limit blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reading.

Probation and DUI

Probation sentences often differ from case to case due to differing set of circumstances and individuals that resulted in the DUI conviction. Misdemeanor DUI probation usually ranges anywhere from three months to a full year. If a person violates the DUI probation, he or she will then have to serve the full jail sentence that was deferred to probation.
DUI probation violations occur when a person who is already on probation commits an act that violates the law. The act does not necessarily have to be another DUI, but any action that violates the set of rules under which the probation was given. 
Common DUI Probation Violation results include:
  • Incarceration
  • Suspended/Revoked Driver's License
  • Fines
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Higher Insurance Rates

Get Legal Help

Have you been accused of violating your DUI probation? If so, get legal help. An attorney with experience handling DUIs and probation violations in your state can help you with your case. Please contact a DUI Lawyer in your area today.

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