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JD, Criminal Justice Lawyer
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i am currently on probation in savannah ga and got a dui last

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i am currently on probation in savannah ga and got a dui last night, did not get taken into custody was ticketed and released. But would like to know if this will result in an automatic revocation of my probation which is not for anything related to alcohol or drugs
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JD replied 7 years ago.

There is no automatic answer. Normally a DUI will trigger a probation violation warrant and will result in a violation of some type (partial or full). Usually this depends on a variety of circumstances such as:


1) your criminal record

2) your history of supervision

3) your probation officer's attitude of your compliance with probation

4) the prosecutor's attitude

5) the judge's attitude


There are a lot of variables in this... as you can see.


To be on the safe side you should count on a probation violation (a pretty safe bet) and that you will be facing substantial punishment for the violation (another pretty safe bet). Given this scenario I think you should immediately seek a local attorney's advice and representation. Your attorney will closely evaluate the DUI for defenses which could potentially dispose of the DUI and probation violation in one sweep. Otherwise he/she will work to resolve both cases in a manner that is acceptable to you and the State of Georgia.


Remember that you are likely under a duty to report this to your probation officer so get in to see an attorney first thing in the morning. Then make the call to your probation officer.


Please reply if I can help further.



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