What is likely to happen in court with violating probation by being drunk in public? 12 Answers as of October 09, 2012I took a drunk in public as a plea deal to a domestic and under the influence of a controlled substance. I was pulled over last month driving unlicensed. Cite relapsed. Terms of probation were obey all laws. I was not under the influence while driving. I received a warrant and the charges read 647(f) what's likely to be the penalty as it seems I've violated court probation. And with a public defender or acting pro-per what should I expect?
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
If you violated probation you are always at risk to get a jail sentence of either a year or a short period like 90 days. If you are indigent the court will appoint a lawyer for you and no one should act pro se. If you young and do not have a bad record the judge might order you to complete probation and do counseling or community service. Judges are very lenient with young people since they know they make very bad decisions and that a short jail sentence is enough to teach them a lesson.
Answer Applies to: New York
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
The fact that you were driving without a license is a probation violation in which the judge can sentence you to 6 months county jail. If you do not have an attorney, I suggest that you either retain one or ask the court to appoint a public defender to represent you. Under no circumstances should you try to represent yourself in this case.
Answer Applies to: California
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
If you attend some AA Mtgs at the very least, then such a minor infraction should not result in a Probation Violation jail term.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania