Nicole Keeps Client Out of Prison After Violating Felony Probation in Anoka County
Nicole’s client found himself facing prison time after violating probation by picking up a new felony offense. Nicole’s client was previously given a Stay of Imposition on a felony theft by swindle charge. A Stay of Imposition meant the court accepted the guilty plea, but did not impose a prison sentence. After Nicole’s client violated probation the probation officer and the State recommended her client execute a prison sentence. Nicole and her client worked together to show the judge he deserved another chance. Instead, Nicole created a plan where her client served some jail time initially and then had the choice between jail time and treatment. Nicole and her client were able to gather documents about his treatment and get an extension from the Court to show he was doing well. At the sentencing hearing Nicole asked the Court to keep her client on the same path he was on the Court agreed to give him a second chance.