Katy, TX asked in DUI / DWI, Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: Got tickets for driving backwards on HWY, no seatbelt, and suspended license

currently on probation for 5 yrs for dwi and suspended license, Would I have to go to jail?

1 Lawyer Answer
Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Not enough details but the short answer here is that jail time is possible. If you have a suspended jail sentence for your prior charges then you could potentially face jail time for violating the terms of your suspended sentence. In addition, I am assuming they charged you with reckless driving for driving backwards but you don't specify the charge. If it is reckless driving then you face possible jail time there. And driving on a suspended license also carries the possibility of a jail sentence.

As to whether or not you WILL go to jail, that is a completely different question and depends on the facts of the case and who the judge/prosecutor are, and often what you do before court to put yourself in the best position possible for the hearing.

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