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Good morning. Do you mean he is being arranged on 7/9/16? Also, if he was on probation, did his probation officer ever find out about all these? In addition, what is the basis for the suspensions? Were some related to the DWI?
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I am shocked he was released on a promise to appear and by now, that the State has not sought to revoke his release and hold him with no bond and that his PO has yet to violate him again. The reason why I say this is because he is continuing to commit criminal offenses and when a defendant has other open charges, the State wants to hold him, since he becomes a threat or possible danger to society. In this situation, the fact that the suspensions were from a DWI, is not very good. When a person gets caught driving on a DWI suspension, the State typically seeks jail time. In addition, he is on probation and if he picked up new charges while on probation, it would be a violation and the his probation could be revoked and he would could serve time as a result of that as well. Moreover, he has the new, additional charges that he has to answer to, so unless he has defenses and/or wants to fight this, it may be best to try and consolidate everything and work out a plea deal that runs everything concurrent. If there was previously a plea deal in place, it is unlikely that it will still be offered, since he now has new charges, so the State is likely to want more time and could seek 24 months or more, along with the probation following release. At the arrangement, the State may even consider asking a bond be set or he be taken into custody and held
Yes, if he asked for time before going to jail and picked up new charges, the State and the Judge are not going to be happy. They may go back now and seek to original sentence offered, since he continued to do things which he was ready to be sentenced on and did not learn his lesson. I know this was not what you were hoping to hear but I do have an obligation to be upfront and honest with you. Please let me know if there is anything else, as I would be happy to respond. If not, please just remember to rate my help at the top at this time, so the site will give me credit for my answer.