Fredericksburg, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: My brother has some pretty serious charges in the state of VA. He also has 4 violation of probation charges.

He is stating that all the charges are being dismissed and he gets out of jail in a few months and all he is going to have to do is go to rehab. Is this possible? Wondering if the courts may charge him with the violation charges because he has 8 years hanging over his head.

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Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Spotsylvania , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: What you are saying does not sound correct. The fact that he is serving time in jail and then being released implies that he likely has a suspended sentence hanging over his head and he will need to report to probation. If he was on probation and caught the newest charges, he could well be facing a probation violation. You can go online to courts.state.va.us/caseinformation and learn what has happened with his charges.

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