Violating Probation Could Send You To Jail
Probation is defined as the suspension of a jail or prison sentence, which enables a person to move forward with their life 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 to complete the sentence and pay fines.
If you have been accused of violating your probation, you have the right to defend yourself, and I can help. I am attorney Peter Dahlquist, and my goal is to protect your future and your freedom in these cases. The prosecutor will highlight all the ways you have violated probation. I will highlight all the positive steps you have taken in your life since being placed on probation.
Why You Need A Tough Attorney On Your Side
It is very important that you make your case when you have been accused of violating your probation. I 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 consequences.
I Will Help You Understand The Process
Chances are you are feeling very confused and wondering what the future holds. You know if you are found to have violated your probation, your life will be disrupted. I will guide you through the process to remove as much stress as possible while explaining your options and advocating for you.
Sometimes violations are intentional and other times they are not. In some cases, the violations are technical violations, which means 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, or your probation officer changed and that resulted in your check-in not being recorded.
An intentional violation is different and may include:
- Failing a drug test
- Not showing up to treatment
- Failing to show up for community service
- Not checking in with your probation officer
The consequences for intentional violations may involve completing the jail or prison sentence. It comes down to the factors surrounding the violation when determining what the punishment will be.
Don’t Give Up Hope – A Lawyer Can Make A Difference In The Outcome
A probation violation is very serious, but there are things you can do to fight it. 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. Or you can email me to get started.