Minneapolis Probation / Parole Violations Lawyers
When someone is convicted or found guilty of a crime, there is typically a lengthy jail sentence and fine amount that was not executed. That unexecuted sentence is typically stayed (hung over your head) and the person is placed on probation or parole. If a condition of that stay is violated, the court can execute all, some or none of that stayed sentenced depending on a number of factors. The sentence for a probation or parole violation can be more severe than the original sentence imposed. The State bears the burden to show that the offender’s probation or parole was violated by clear and convincing evidence. A defendant has the right to challenge such a finding at a contested hearing and has the right to call witnesses and cross examine the State’s witnesses at that hearing.
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If your probation or parole has been violated, call Kinsella and Foley Defense now at (651) 341-5367 for a free consultation.