If you are on probation after a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction in New York and violate the terms of your probation, you could face serious consequences, including additional penalties, fines, and even jail time.
Here are some of the possible consequences of probation violation after a DWI in New York:
- Revocation of probation: If you violate probation, the court can revoke your probationary period and require you to serve the remaining sentence in jail or prison.
- Additional fines: The court can impose additional fines as a consequence of probation violation.
- Extended probation: If the court chooses not to revoke probation, they may extend the probationary period or impose additional conditions, such as mandatory community service or participation in a treatment program.
- Jail time: If the court revokes your probation, you may be required to serve a jail sentence in addition to the original sentence.
It’s important to note that probation violation charges are typically taken very seriously by the court.
Violating probation after a DWI is no different than if it were any other offense. If a violation of probation is issued against you, you will be required to appear in front of the Judge that sentenced you.
You have the right to be represented at every appearance and it is important that you consult an attorney as soon as you know a violation has been filed.
It is important to know that because you are already serving a sentence you do not have the right to bail and should the Judge make that determination you can be remanded into custody pending the outcome of your violation hearing.
Likewise, should you be found to have violated your terms you can be sentenced to a term of incarceration.