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Do you have to commit the same crime to be in violation of

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Do you have to commit the same crime to be in violation of probation? i.e. on probation for dui...get a dwlr?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 6 years ago.

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Staying out of trouble is mandatory during probation. When the defendant commits new crimes during the probationary period, a probation violation may occur. Also, regardless of whether criminal charges are present, when the defendant is arrested during the probationary period, a probation violation may occur. So, it does no have to be the same crime. Under NC law, Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) is a criminal charge that is a Class 1 Misdemeanor with a potential sentence of up to 120 days in jail. See NCGS §20-28.



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