Probation Violation Results in No Jail Time
Mike Brandt’s client was charged with violating probation based on a case where Mike’s client had absconded from probation for nearly five years. When Mike’s client finally decided to deal with the probation violation, the Probation Department was recommending that Mike’s client serve 60 days in jail.
This was a situation where Mike’s client had basically turned his life around since he had absconded from probation. Mike’s client had a great job, he had started a family and was no longer living in Minnesota. In preparing the matter for a probation violation hearing, Mike amassed a great deal of information about his client, the changes he had made in his life and was successful in negotiating a resolution whereby Mike’s client was required to fulfill his original probation obligations and complete an additional 40 hours of Community Work Service. Because of the preparation and effort Mike and his team put into the case, his client was not required to serve any jail time.