Probation Violations

Skilled Help from a Minnesota Probation Violation Attorney

Protecting your rights while you are on probation

There's no such thing as a get-out-of-jail-free card. Even if you've served time or avoided prison through probation, being on probation can lead to consequences for which you are unprepared. You need to fully understand the terms of your probation and your rights if you violate them, even if by mistake. I have been a Brainerd probation violation attorney for more than 25 years and have successfully handled innumerable probation issues. If you are facing a violation hearing, I can help you, even if I didn't handle your original case.

Helping you avoid or amend probation violations

Terms of probation are different for everyone. But violating probation can result in severe consequences no matter what your original crime was. Minnesota statutes allow the court to revoke probation in a number of circumstances, including:

  • Failure to check in with your probation officer
  • Violating the terms of a restraining order
  • Failing routine urine or drug tests
  • Arrest for another criminal act
  • Drug or weapon possession
  • Failure to pay fines or other fees
  • Failure to appear at required court hearings

Even a single violation can land you in trouble. I am Minnesota probation violation lawyer Dennis M. Lothspeich, and I clearly explain the steps you need to take to either admit or deny the violation and what happens next. If a hearing is necessary, I am right by your side to protect your legal rights through each stage of the process.

What a Crow Wing County attorney can do for you

You don't want to go back to jail or end up there if you've worked hard to avoid a prison sentence. Working closely with an aggressive, committed probation violation attorney in Brainerd can make all the difference. I do my utmost to negotiate alternative solutions, such as:

  • Assuring the court that you will comply with the remaining terms of your sentence
  • An extension of probation
  • Participation in a substance abuse program, alcohol treatment, counseling or community service

If you have committed a probation violation, or are unsure if you may have committed one, you need to protect yourself with sound legal counsel. I ensure that your rights are protected and help you through the challenges you are facing.

Get the probation help you need from an experienced courtroom attorney - MN criminal defense lawyer Dennis M. Lothspeich

If your probation is at risk, I can help. Call me, attorney Dennis M. Lothspeich, at 218.825.0861 for a free initial consultation, or contact the law office of Dennis M. Lothspeich, P.A. online. I accept collect calls from jails and correctional facilities in Crow Wing and nearby counties and can arrange an immediate visit with you onsite if you are in custody and need assistance. I charge a reasonable flat fee, which is set up front. In some cases, my fee can be comfortably spread out into monthly payments during the duration of your case. My office is conveniently located across from the Crow Wing County Court House. I am happy to schedule an evening or weekend appointment if needed.