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Have You Been Accused of Violating the Terms of Your Probation?

If a judge places you on probation as part of your sentence, he or she will order you to complete specific requirements as part of your trial period. These requirements will be monitored by the county’s community corrections department. If the court finds that you have violated one or more of the terms of your probation, the judge may order you to serve the some or all of your original sentence in jail or additional requirements may be imposed on you.

For example, a standard first time DWI plea in Minnesota includes, amongst other terms, a 30 day stayed (AKA “suspended”) sentence. In this scenario, you will be ordered to serve no additional time in jail. However, if you violate the terms of your probation, the judge has the power to impose a punishment of up to 30 days in jail.

Accused of violating probation? Contact our Minneapolis probation violation attorneys at (612) 979-1112 today to discuss your options!

What is Considered Violation of Probation in MN?

In Minnesota, typical probation violations include:

  • Failing to refrain from us of drugs and-or alcohol
  • Committing a new offense
  • Failing to pay a fine
  • Failing to report to serve workhouse or jail time
  • Failing to complete community service

Probation Violation Hearing MN

If you break one or more of these conditions, you will either receive a summons to appear at a hearing, or a warrant will be issued for your arrest. At your probation violation hearing, the State must prove the allegations against you by clear and convincing evidence. This is said to be a standard of proof lower than “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” but higher than a “preponderance of the evidence.” You have the right to present evidence and witnesses to testify on your behalf.

You are entitled to an attorney during the proceedings. Your greatest shield, in such a case, is an experienced lawyer. The Minneapolis probation violation attorney at Brockton D. Hunter P.A. is available to represent you. If you completed your probation requirements, we will examine your case and work to verify that you did in fact meet your probation conditions. If a violation has occurred, the court must be made aware of the circumstances that caused the violation and why a severe punishment is not appropriate.

Begin Preparing a Strong Defense for Your Probation Violation Charges Today

Proving to the judge that you can complete all of your responsibilities while on probation will help to convince him or her to offer you another opportunity. On the other hand, if the judge revokes your probation, it can result in serious penalties. All of the work you completed will be essentially lost. It is critical that you employ a Minneapolis probation violation attorney who can prepare a strong defense on your behalf and successfully present it to the judge.

At Brockton D. Hunter P.A., our Minneapolis probation violation lawyer understands how to address these cases in the most efficient approach. Call us today at (612) 979-1112 for a free consultation.


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