Probation Violations

Minneapolis and St. Paul Probation Violation Lawyer

Being accused of probation violation is a serious because a violation may result in being ordered to serve the remainder of the jail or prison sentence.

Probation is defined as the suspension of a jail sentence, which enables a person to move forward with their life normally as long as they do not violate the terms of their probation.  If the terms of the probation are not followed, the person may be ordered by a judge to complete the jail sentence and pay fines.

If you have been accused of violating your probation, you have the right to defend yourself with the help of a Pete Dahlquist whose goal is to achieve the best possible result for you. Sometimes violations are intentional and other times they are not.

Guidance Through The Legal Process

Chances are you are feeling very confused and wondering what the future holds for you. You know if you are found to have violated your probation, your life will be disrupted.  Pete Dahlquist will guide you through the process to remove as much stress as possible while explaining your options and advocating for you.

Many times, the violations are technical violations, which mean there was no intent to violate probation. You can go before the court and deny the allegations because perhaps you were in the hospital and no one notified your probation officer, you thought your time was done, your probation officer changed and that resulted in your check-in not being recorded.

An intentional violation is the opposite.  Failing a drug test, not showing up to treatment, failing to show up for community service, or not checking in with your probation officer can be constituted an intentional violations. The circumstances for intentional violations may involve completing the jail or prison sentence. In all, it comes down to the factors surrounding the violation when determining what the punishment will be.

The prosecute will highlight all the ways you have violated probation.  Pete Dahlquist will highlight all the positive steps you have taken in your life since being placed on probation.

Aggressive Probation Violation Representation

It is very important that you make your case when you have been accused of violating your probation. Pete Dahlquist will help you build a strong case in order to increase your chances of continuing your probation rather than your probation ending with you being sent to jail or prison. Even if it seems as if you cannot beat the accusation, there may be factors present to minimize the consequence.

Contact Pete Dahlquist

A probation violation is very serious in that the punishment could revert to the original sentence.  This means going to jail or prison. If you have been accused of violating your probation, it is important to secure the representation that you deserve so you can receive a fair outcome.  To learn more about your rights and options, call Dahlquist Law, LLC at 612-677-8357 for a free consultation.