Dalton, GA asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia

Q: Could my First Offenders Treatment and/or probation be revoked for reckless driving + maximum limits?

I was sentenced under the first offenders act a few years ago and was more recently arrested for maximum limits + reckless driving (first offense). Is it likely I could have my probation and First Offenders revoked?

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Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Yes. Any violation of the law can cause your First Offender status to be revoked. It is at the discretion of the judge though, and it is possible they will not revoke your First Offender status.

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Absolutely yes. That is a substantive offense and you need a top local lawyer who know your judges to assist. ASAP

While it is unlikely they will hammer you, it is possible. A judge I used to go in front of all the time loved revoking First Offender as a "message" to folks. Its BS. You need to be READY to fight if you need. This is a big deal.

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