Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: If someone fel prob ends soon then mis. (Consecutive) after..would a prob. Warrant issued on felony carry into mis

Same arrest. Poss of meth (f) poss of weed under oz (m) 3yrs prob for fel 1yr for mis ran consecutive. Seen p.o was asked to take drug screen at courthouse within 24hrs of visit and didnt. Contacted p.o and confessed that would fail, but was still was supposed to screen. Only reason didnt was because always told its preferered to just fess up and not waste the test. If warrant is issued for violation of felony and the felony runs its term sept.16th this year, and someone ran would the warrant end with the felony probation or would it carry into misdameanor

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Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: First of all, the first test is generally to get a base line not to send you to jail. Generally had you been up front there would not have been an issue. Your text is a little confusing but here is what I gather. If you run the entire probation gets fouled and you will be held accountable for it all, not just the misdemeanor. The warrant tolls the statute and time on your probation, so your felony probation stopped running its time when you got the warrant (in other words your felony won't expire until you deal with these issues).

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