My son was just arrested today for dui, open container, wreck less driving, and 4 counts of prescription drugs with intent to distribute. Do you think he will go to prison. He has never been arrested for anything else before.

Will he do prison time?

Asked on April 24, 2016 under Criminal Law, North Carolina


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Whether your son will go to prison or not depends on a number of factors.  The main factor will be your son's criminal history.  If his history is extensive, then he could be staring down the barrell of a lengthy prison sentence.  If his history has been minor or he has no prior criminal history, then he will most likely be placed on some type of probation to assist with rehabbing of any issues that he may have.

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