If you are on probation for a DUI and you get a new charge, what are you facing? Unfortunately, that is not a good situation. Anytime you're on probation for any type of charge, including a driving under the influence charge, and you get a new charge, you could be facing some serious complications. The problem is you're not only going to be dealing with a new charge, you'll have a new case under the new arrest, and you also will be dealing with the old case. The DUI will reopen as a violation of probation and under your same case number as the DUI you will now be dealing with the violation on probation. So, instead of just having one case, you're now going to have two cases. Depending on what type of DUI you plead to, (first, second, or third) you could be facing varying amounts of jail time on that particular charge. It's very important that if the only basis for your violation is the new law charge that you hire a lawyer that's going to take both cases and evaluate them, because if you get the new charge dropped, or maybe reduced to some type of civil infraction, then the prosecutor on the DUI case and the violation on probation should take that into consideration.

The bottom line is that on the DUI case, you could be facing incarceration. Prosecutors and judges, as well as probation officers, look at different types of violations in terms of what is the most serious and what is the least serious. It is logical to believe that they look at the new law violations or new arrest as the most serious type of violation, because the person is on supervision and continuing to violate the law. Those are the types of cases that lawyers are the most concerned about when people come into The Umansky Law Firm and they're on probation and they picked up a new case. When you're looking at the two charges, maybe the DUI probation as well as the new charge, the violation of probation is usually the more serious of the two cases; the ones that people can really face going to jail on.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Battery

Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed

Dismissed

Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication

Granted

Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped

VOP for DUI

Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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Injury Settlements

$125,000

Scooter Accident

$275,000

Car Accident

$100,000

Car Accident

$300,000

Government Liability Case

$100,000

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