Does a PDC conviction in South Carolina affect a DWI suspended jail term sentence in VA? 1 Answers as of March 18, 2011

Here is the situation I got myself into. I was charged with Public Disorderly Conduct in Oct 2010 in South Carolina while on vacation. I currently have an attorney and am fighting the conviction. In the meantime I was charged with a DWI 1st Offense, BAC >.20% in Virginia where I live in mid-February. I have yet to hear anything from my attorney in SC about the PDC charge. My court date for the DWI in Virginia is in mid-April and my attorney said that I will probably be facing a 1-yr suspended or restricted license along with 180 days in jail with 175 suspended, amounting to 5 days in jail. Since I will be charged for my DWI in VA prior to being charged for Public Disorderly Conduct in SC, can a PDC conviction in SC affect anything with my DWI case in VA? The last thing I want is to be convicted of a DWI in VA that happened a month ago and then later be convicted for PDC in SC (because my case was continued) and end up having to serve out a 175 day jail sentence for my DWI because of the later PDC conviction in SC. Please help me! Thanks.

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No, anything that might happen with the pending charge in South Carolina could have no effect on what the judge might impose as a sentence in your DWI case pending in Virginia.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 3/18/2011
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