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Winning Against the Odds in DUI Probation Violation Case

Man Gets Probation Violation Dismissed After Second DUI Charge in Fairfax General District Court

When you are on probation for a DUI, the worst thing you can do is pick up a second DUI charge.  That’s what Jonathan Oates’ client was facing when he was back in front of the judge for the first DUI, facing a violation and 80 days in jail. 

Determined not to let his client go to jail and lose his job, Oates knew it would be a hard fight, but one he had to make.  But he had an ace up his sleeve.  Oates looked at the records from the first DUI and found that the judge had not ordered the standard probation order.

When asked to admit or deny the probation violation, Oates denied the violation from his client.  However, after looking at the paperwork from the first case, the judge saw that Oates was correct.  He dismissed the probation violation, finding that the client was not on probation during the second DUI. 

The case was dismissed, and Oates’ client dodged the major bullet of serving 80 days in jail. 

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About the Author

Criminal defense attorney Jonathan R. Oates is an experienced, aggressive, and passionate advocate for his clients and their rights. He has successfully represented thousands of clients and fought hundreds of trials in front of both judges and juries. Jon takes great pride in not only fighting for his clients but also understanding them and their backgrounds and helping them achieve the best possible outcome for their cases.

In his free time, Jon loves snowboarding in fresh powder, rooting for his favorite team, the Washington Wizards, and going for long hikes with his dog.

Call him today at (703) 988-3711 or (301) 840-0080 for a free consultation about your criminal case.

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