Richmond, VA asked in DUI / DWI, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Virginia

Q: If a judge says good behavior for a DV charge,and the ruling is AFTER you get a DWI, can he use the DWI against you?

Fiance received a ruling of good behavior for 2 years and the judge made the decision on June 1st. Well my fiance got a dwi while he was awaiting trial for the domestic violence. IF the judge made the ruling of 2 years good behavior, can the judge use the dwi against him, or would it even count if he got the dwi before the 2 year good behavior sentencing??

1 Lawyer Answer
Paula Hough
Paula Hough
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Typically, an offense that occurred before the judge's order will not violate the "general good behavior" order.

Shemeka C Hankins and Daniel P Leavitt agree with this answer

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