Probation Violations in Minnesota

Minneapolis lawyer Bill Sherry vigorously defends people accused of probation violations in all Minnesota courts. Attorney offices in Dakota County, Apple Valley, MN.

When you plead guilty or are found guilty in a criminal case, the court usually enters a conviction and places you on probation. The conditions of probation typically include:

  • Serving local jail time
  • Electronic Home Monitoring
  • Community Work Service
  • Fines
  • Payment of restitution
  • Restrictions on contact with the victim or others
  • Completion of chemical dependency or psychological treatment
  • Remain law abiding and have no same or similar offenses
  • Remain drug and alcohol free (submit to random testing)

Failure to follow the conditions of probation will result in a probation violation, which will require returning to court. If you deny violating probation the case proceeds to another hearing where a judge receives evidence from both sides and makes a decision about whether or not the probation was violated. If you admit to a probation violation or the court determines that a violation has occurred, your probation can be revoked and you could be sent to jail or prison, or your probation could be continued with additional consequences.

If you are facing a probation violation, it is important to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. Apple Valley lawyer Bill Sherry has over 30 years’ experience defending people charged with probation violations in Dakota County and throughout Minnesota. For your best defense, contact Bill Sherry to discuss the details of your case and find out how he can help and what that would cost.

As an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney, Bill Sherry understands that legal problems don’t always happen during ordinary office hours.

If you are facing a legal problem and need to talk with a lawyer right now, call Bill Sherry at 952-423-8423 for a free consultation.