I have a friend who was given 5 years probation and has a few charges from over 2 years ago, theft, assault and a minor drug possession. 5 months ago he relapsed and failed a UA and was on probation hold for 3o days in St. Croix county waiting for Anoka and Hennepin to reply, and he was released. This pass weekend he went to a bar with his father and boss to get check and talk about work, HE WAS NOT DRINKING but is not allowed in bars. At his probation meeting he told his PO that he had gone and they arrested him and he is currently sitting in St. Croix County Jail again. How severe will his punishment be for a second violation, and do they take into consideration the particular violation or is a violation just a violation regardless? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
No one can predict. Your friend should retain an attorney.
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There's a whole multitude of factors that go into determining the appropriate consequences for a probation violation(s). The best course of action is for your friend to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Hard to say. In Anoka, the probation agents handle these matters unless the Defendant denies the violation, then the prosecutor gets involved. I suggest dening any violation that your friend beleives cannot be proven by clear and convincing evidence, the standard that has to be met by the state before a violation can be proven.
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