What is the consequence of violating reckless driving probation with a drunk in public and destruction of property charge?

My boyfriend was found crashed asleep in the backseat of his car with a BAC of .43 and was charged with reckless driving. He spent 4 days in jail with a 60 day suspended sentence, had his license revoked and had to go to ASAP. This weekend he drunkenly punched and broke a storefront window and was charged with drunk in public and destruction of property, breaking his probation. He had a BAC of .23. Since then, he has called that store to apologize and offered to pay the price of the damage and is attended AA again. What are the maximum and minimum consequences of these offenses?

Asked on August 1, 2012 under Criminal Law, Virginia

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If convicted of the two separate criminal maters, your boyfriend stands to receive up to six months in jail and fines exceeding four thousand dollars ($4,000). He will be ordered to attend alcohol and anger management clasees, public service work and if he is released early from jail, probation.

From what you have written, he needs a good criminal defense attorney and a therapist due to his perceived alcohol problem.


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