What Is SIS Probation?
If you are facing a misdemeanor DWI charge and plead guilty, you are looking at a range of consequences. One such consequence is being put on suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) probation. Though the word “probation” may be attractive to those who are hoping to avoid jail time, it is important that you consult with an attorney regarding the impact that SIS probation can have on your life.
At Travis Noble, P.C., in St. Louis, Missouri, we take the time to ensure that our clients are informed about the penalties they are facing if they accept a drunk driving plea agreement. Each client’s case and situation is different and we handle them accordingly.
If you wish to discuss SIS probation and what it means for your future, call us at 314-450-7849 for a free consultation.
What Is SIS Probation?
SIS probation may be granted as part of the penalties included in a guilty plea to a DWI charge. You will be on probation for a set period of time; the amount will be determined in your plea agreement. As part of your probation, you may have to attend drug or alcohol counseling, have an ignition interlock device installed, pay fines and other requirements. After the probation period has elapsed, if you have not been charged with any additional crimes and all other conditions of probation have been met, the DWI conviction will not appear on your criminal record.
How SIS Probation Can Help
The bottom line in accepting a plea involving SIS probation is that at the end, you will not have a permanent record showing the drunk driving charge that is visible to potential employers, landlords and others. Though it may be difficult to deal with all of the aspects of your probation, it is important to weigh that against what may happen if the case goes to trial.
Attorney Travis L. Noble is an exceptional advocate for our firm’s clients. He is straightforward in his assessment of their DWIs, helping them to understand if trial is the best way to fight the charges or if accepting a plea agreement that includes SIS probation will be in their best interests.
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