Hello. I am a different expert and hope to assist you with your question.
You asked "so with his prior history what do his chances look like?" Your prior expert gave you correct information. Because your boyfriend is not on probation or parole, he will not be violated and go to prison on any past charges. However, because he has a criminal record
, and a criminal record that suggests that he is a dealer and not just a drug offender, his chances of going back to prison based on the charges he currently faces is very real. It doesn't matter that it's a different county because his criminal record is accessible to and can be relied on in any court
. The prosecutor does not see this as a case where he has only one prior conviction, they see it as a case where he's only been caught twice.
Unless he has information that he can bargain with, or something he can offer or put on the table for the prosecution to consider to keep him out of jail, he will likely be looking at some prison time on the felonies. But, as LawTalk indicated, it will be as a result of the disposition in the present case, and he will be able to continue to be out on bail until the case is resolved as long as he shows up for his court dates.
Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions.