According to the North Fulton News, Jose Nunez drove away from court after the Roswell Municipal Court suspended or revoked his driver's license. Mr. Nunez faces a myriad of legal problems, some of which the newspaper has not fully explored.
As reported, he faces charges of driving on a revoked or suspended license for which he faces up to 12 months in jail. He faces a further revocation of his license and in addition, as reported, he faces a penalty for contempt of court. For which he can generally face 20 days in jail.
However, the bigger issue is that he faces a revocation of the terms of his probation for whatever crime he was sentenced. As a result, for any traffic violation for which he is under sentences he faces additional 12 months in jail at a probation revocation. Those sentences can be made to run consecutive to each other. For most people, the probation revocation is always the biggest problem. We have probation violation experts in our office to help.
To revoke probation, the State or City need not prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt. The standard of proof is a preponderance of evidence. This is the civil standard of proof that allows for a revocation if the prosecutor proves that it is more like than not that a violation occurred. With this low standard, the State can usually prove a violation of probation.
This defendant will need to hire the Best Roswell DUI Lawyer he can find to deal with this huge legal problem.