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Posted over 3 years ago

 

Hello,


I just had a general question - someone I know has had their 3rd DWI (.22 blood/alc level) and was told 1) not to drive, 2) not to drink, 3) not to go into an establishment which serves alc as their primary source of revenue. This person is CONTANTLY violating this, especially the driving part. This person doesnt even have a liscence to start with. They are currently serving 120 days working sundays at the jail (that they just drove to). Will this persons probation officer ever check on them to see if they drive (like watch the house)? Or scout some local bars to see if they are there? If this person just gets pulled over - will they automatically go to jail? If so how long(the original 60 days? the whole 5 years of the probation sentence?)?


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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

Give the porbation officer or prosecutor a call.  Either one can tell you.  We can't. 

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Oh, ok. Thought it would be like a generic thing - that if you violate any part of your probation means you go to jail.

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

Angela, the PO (depending on what state your in ) may be running 150 to 200 people in their case loads.  Now, have you reported this to the PO? Do you know what bars your "friend " frequents? Have you reported to your pd that he routinely drinks and drives? Does he have a curfew? Now, if the PO goes by in the evening and catches him drinking, he may (read probably) will get taken back to court. but unless we or the cops catch him behind the wheel, it's your word against his. If you are so worried , drop a dime and give the PO a heads up. And  he may not go to jail the first time the PO catches him doing something wrong. That is the Judge's call ! I've worked for Judges that are very much law and order , they backed us 100 %. I've also worked for Judges that were all about rehab. and they expected us to try every way possible to get some to change BEFORE we went the jail route.


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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

Is anyone else getting the "I am mad at this person so I am going to use the system to get back at them" vibe from this?  I just see a person scorned who wants to send the person back to jail to satisfy a personal issue.

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I have not talked to the PO or the PD... and no I am not asking to satisfy some personal vendetta. I keep telling them that they are going to get caught and go to jail and they deny it bc they were on probation AND rehab on their second DWI and never got caught driving or drinking. I dont understand how? I get pulled over for loud music - theirs is much louder (they work at an audio shop) and they never get stopped. Anyway - the main reason I ask is because I keep telling them that if they do get caught its not only them that will suffer, they have 5 children, thats alot of responsibitly that they are just shrugging off. They just think they are invincible, and everyone else is just counting down the days. I wanted to see if it is something serious that would result in jail time, as the judge said in the sentencing.

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I would drop a dime on this person as they are a danger to society. Have your ducks in a row as far as dates, times and location. Just a mere I know this person is doing this will not cut it.

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

It sounds like the offender has gotten the mindset that they simply are not going to get caught, so they will continue to do so until they are proven otherwise. I have dealt with an abundance of chronic offenders and it is easy to state with certainty that chronic drinkers, alcoholics and abusers will continue to do so if the opportunity arises. Obviously if the offender is on his/her 3rd offense, it appears to not be not sinking in. I agree with the comments that the po simply might be overwhelmed in their caseload and simply can not handle every case as in depth as many people would like. Seeing as I used to be an Electronic Monitoring Program Supervisor, I would also be curious to find out if the po's have access to equipment that tests for alcohol remotely....but I also know that offenders have ways to get around positive tests if they are truly "dedicated" drinkers...


Agree with uncledennis, drop a dime on them. Make them lose their invincible mindset. Save a life perhaps even.