About Probation Violation Offenses
If you violate a DUI probation, you can go to jail and be facing the maximum sentence for the original charge. For example, a first DUI offense has a maximum 12 months in jail, and subsequent DUI convictions with prior DUI convictions on your criminal record are much more severe. Should the judge feel that your contempt for court is deserving of severe punishment, this can be very serious. It is crucial that you contact a Gwinnett County DUI lawyer immediately if you have been charged with violating your probation. Fast action on the part of your legal representative is necessary in order to help you fight to avoid jail time.
If you have already been “picked up” for a probation violation, you need an attorney from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson immediately. There will be a hearing in front of the judge related to the charge and you should never enter the courtroom on a probation violation without a skilled lawyer at your side to represent you.
Probation Violation and DUI Lawyer
You can be charged with violating your probation if you fail to pay a fine, fail to complete a risk reduction program, or fail to perform the mandated community service that is part of your probation. You could also face a probation violation charge if you commit a crime during the probationary period. No matter what the circumstances of your case, you should speak with an attorney to get the DUI defense you need so you can possibly avoid the harsh penalties associated with conviction.
In some cases, it may be that the matter can be resolved before you are picked up and put in jail, or an extension can be arranged. This is a serious legal matter and must be acted upon at once. The legal team at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson stands ready to fight for clients in such cases.
Contact a Gwinnett County violation of probation attorney from the firm today for a case evaluation.