When a person has been placed on probation, they are often given a deferred jail or prison sentence. In other words, they do not have to serve their entire jail or prison sentence as long as they obey the law and the terms of their probation. This gives someone convicted of a crime the opportunity to lead a normal life. Probationary sentences can also offer an opportunity for a conviction to become less serious when the person has completed probation. An example of this would be someone who has been convicted of a felony, but who will have that conviction be reduced to a misdemeanor once they are discharged from probation.
Unfortunately there are times when a person is accused of violating the terms of this probation. A probation violation is very serious because it can result in serving the remainder of the jail or prison sentence, or in not receiving a more favorable treatment of their conviction at the end of probation.
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A probation violation may not seem serious, but it can result in severe and long-term consequences. We can help you make this bad situation much, much better. If you have been accused of violating your probation, call Segal, Roston & Berris at 612-332-3100 for a free consultation.