I was charged with Drunk in Public, and I’m on unsupervised probation for a DUI. When I was charged I wasn’t breathalyzed or read my rights. I told them I was not drunk, but they arrested me anyways.

I was charged with Drunk in Public, and
I’m on unsupervised probation for a
DUI. When I was charged I wasn’t
breathalyzed or read my rights. I told
them I was not drunk, but they arrested
me anyways.

Asked on March 16, 2016 under Criminal Law, Virginia

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Many conditions of probation will require disclosure of the new arrest.  However, to know for sure, re-review the original terms and conditions of your probation conditions.  If you are not sure a disclosure requirement is in there... or you don't understand the document, arrange for a consultation with an attorney so they can help you.  You also need to visit with an attorney on the other case.  Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to defeat the charge....which would be really helpful considering tht you are potentially facing a probation revocation in the near future.  If the new charges goes aways, then it's possible that the revocation won't happen.


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