One of the consequences of a DWI conviction is to be placed on probation by a criminal court. Many people who face DWI convictions do not understand how serious a DWI probation is. Probation is a special system that a court uses to decrease certain penalties resulting from your conviction in return for a guarantee that you follow a set of rules. If you violate your DWI probation, there are further consequences you will have to face.
What Are the Conditions That I Have to Follow In a DWI Probation?
- Payment of a fine
- Random drug testing
- Promise not to drive under certain conditions
- Maintaining a clean record over a period of time with no further criminal offenses
- Using an interlock monitoring device
These conditions will depend on the specific circumstances of your DWI case. Not all of these conditions will apply in all situations.
What Are the Consequences of Violating My DWI Probation?
If any of the above conditions are violated, then you as the defendant can face a reinstatement of your original punishment, which for example could be jail time. There are other additional penalties for violating your probation, including:
- Revocation of your license
- Additional monetary fines
- Mandatory drug and/or alcohol testing
Once the court finds out that you violated your probation, then it is pretty likely that it will conduct a hearing for your probation revocation. Breaking a law as a part of your violation can result in a hearing after the new offense has been disposed of. If you have violated your DWI probation, then you should contact a criminal defense attorney at the Goolsby Law Firm immediately.