Question: Is a drunk in public (Santa Clarita, CA) a violation of informal probation for 1st DUI in Burbank, CA?

Answer: Generally, the rules of probation are to obey all laws. Burbank Court may decide to hold a separate Probation violation hearing based on this arrest, but they may not catch it. I would recommend having a DUI attorney handle the new matter, and if a probation violation issue comes up, deal with it then (assuming Burbank Court is not penalizing you for the probation violation without taking the file over from Santa Clarita, CA). Your attorney may be able to work out a favorable deal that includes the PV violation so you don’t have to worry about it becoming an issue.
Phil Hache,
Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts