Select Page

Minnesota Probation Violation Lawyers

Facing Probation Violation in MN?
Get a free case evaluation

Don’t Risk Jail if Facing a Probation Violation Charge in Minnesota

You have the right to deny that you violated a probation condition, and the right to have an experienced, aggressive probation violation defense lawyer representing you. If the judge finds that you have violated your probation, you can be sent to a county jail or state prison. Even if you escape more time behind bars, strict additional requirements may be placed on you to continue probation.

It’s Easy to Violate Probation Rules

When you have been found guilty in a criminal case or you plead guilty, the court will enter the conviction on your record and may place you on probation. Typically, probation conditions include:

  • Community service
  • Fines and making restitution to a victim
  • Electronic home monitoring
  • Jail time
  • Prohibiting or limiting your contact with the victim or other people
  • Completing a chemical dependency program or undergoing psychological treatment
  • Remaining drug and alcohol free, and be subjected to random testing
  • Remaining law abiding and committing no same or similar offenses

Not meeting any of these or other conditions of your probation will result in a violation. It will happen even if the probation violation was accidental or inadvertent such as missing a community service appointment or probation meeting because you were sick in bed. These explanations may be used as a defense, however, probation is still likely to want you to appear in Court to address the violation.

What to Expect at Your MN Probation Violation Hearing

At the hearing, a judge will hear a report from the probation officer assigned to your case. You need an attorney to offset against any damaging evidence presented and argue on your behalf. Often, there are mitigating circumstances and only your attorneys will present the court with this information. For these reasons, call a probation violation defense attorney at Sieben Edmunds Miller as soon as you are charged with a probation violation in Dakota County, across the Twin Cities metropolitan area or anywhere in Minneapolis and St.Paul, MN .

 

Get a Free Case Evaluation

We are here to help. Let us evaluate your case for you. Free of charge – no obligation. Complete our free case evaluation form or call us directly at (651) 323-2464.

Recent Blog Posts

How Long Does A DWI Stay On Your Record in Minnesota?

How Long Does A DWI Stay On Your Record in Minnesota?

A DWI conviction can make life very difficult. It may affect your ability to get a new job, rent a house or apartment, or travel to countries with strict DWI laws. Understandably, many people who have been convicted of a DWI wonder how long they’ll have to deal with...

Should I Sign My Traffic Ticket If I Did Nothing Wrong?

Should I Sign My Traffic Ticket If I Did Nothing Wrong?

You should always do your best to protect your rights during an interaction with law enforcement  – just because a police officer asks you to do something, it doesn’t mean you are required by law to agree. Law enforcement officers are eager to issue tickets, so the...

Three Forgery Charges in Minnesota

Three Forgery Charges in Minnesota

Were you recently arrested for forgery? You may be wondering how seriously to take this charge. After all, using a fake ID or selling a pair of knockoff Nikes may not seem like a big deal. But you should know that any forgery charge can lead to time in prison and...

Is Hungover Driving Illegal in Minnesota?

Is Hungover Driving Illegal in Minnesota?

If you’re on the mend from a big night out drinking, you may be experiencing the unpleasant effects of a hangover: headache, fatigue, nausea, and general unease. We usually assume that a hangover means we’ve slept off the alcohol and we’re ready to start our day. But...

Free Case Evaluation

Contact Info