When a person is charged with a Los Angeles DUI case they are required by state law to be placed on a minimum of 3 to 5 years of Summary Probation along with a fine to be paid and a rehabilitation program to be completed. In some cases jail time will also be required.
There are two types of probation, informal and formal. Informal probation is generally the case for first offense misdemeanor DUI charges. It is unsupervised whereas formal probation requires the supervision of a deputy probation officer and is usually part of a sentence in more extreme felony charges of DUI.
There are two type of probation violations: external and internal. An internal probation violation results when a person fails to complete the required rehabilitation classes or pay the required fine. An external violation results when a similar crime is committed within the probationary period.s
When probation has been violated a warrant is put out for the person’s arrest. Sometimes the court will send out a notice, but oftentimes there is no notice, just an arrest. The judge is not required to reinstate the probation and has the discretion to add additional sanctions for the violation, including jail time.
An experienced Los Angeles DUI attorney has appeared on hundreds of probation violations cases. At Hoffman and Associates, we appear on your behalf in front of the judge, decreasing the possibility of being arrested in court. One of our most recent clients with a probation violation got the probation reinstated without additional sanctions or any jail time. After 30 years of practice, we have built a solid reputation before the criminal judges in Southern California.sThe value of this reputation is reflected in the outcome you want. Contact our office for a consultation without cost of obligation and learn what we can do for you!