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Marsh Halberg

Marsh Halberg

"Attorney of the Year" (Minnesota Lawyer 2011)

"Top Six Criminal Defense Attorneys" (Mpls/St.Paul Magazine)

"Super Lawyer" (1997-Present)

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Tina Appleby

Tina Appleby

Achieved jury acquittals / case dismissals / successful resolutions in over 2,000 cases

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyer"

"Who's Who in Criminal Law"

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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

"Rising Star" from 2004-2013

"Super Lawyer" 2014, 2015 and 2016

Named one of the "TOP 40 UNDER 40" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

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Doug Hazelton

Doug Hazelton

"Best Lawyers in America" (2008-Present)

"Super Lawyer" (2008-Present)

Author Minnesota DWI Handbook (West Publishing)

Author Minnesota DWI Survival Guide

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Jeremy Kaschinske

Jeremy Kaschinske

One of a handful of MN defense attorneys certified on DataMaster, DMT (MN's current breath-testing device)

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

"Super Lawyer Rising Star" 2014, 2015 and 2016

TOP 10 Under 40 for the State of MN

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Debbie Lang

Debbie Lang

2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer Rising Star"

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

1 of 50 Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Members

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Dave Risk

Dave Risk

Eight-Time Award Winner of "SuperLawyer - Rising Star"

J.D. William Mitchell College of Law magna cum laude graduate

2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer"

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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Magna Cum Laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law

"Marshall Brennan Fellow"

Former Law Clerk, Third Judicial District

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Christina Zauhar

Christina Zauhar

Member of Minnesota Women Lawyers

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Probation Revocation

HomePractice AreasProbation Revocation

After one is convicted of a crime, there is usually a probation period wherein he/she is court-ordered to comply with certain conditions.

Examples of these include: serving jail time or doing some sort of work in the community, paying fines, making restitution, and following the recommendations of a chemical or psychological assessment.

The probation department monitors whether the individual has tended to these obligations.

If there’s a problem, he/she will be either notified by mail of another court date to address the probation violation, or, unfortunately, are simply arrested and brought to court directly from jail.

If any jail time or part of a fine was "stayed" at the original sentencing hearing, a probation revocation can result in serving that time and/or paying that fine after all.

In other words, though one may not have completely understood or appreciated it, their original sentence probably included jail time and/or fines "hanging over his/her head." If it is determined that there has been a probation violation, this jail time and/or fine may now be imposed after all.

One has the right to contest a probation revocation hearing.

An experienced attorney may be able to provide the probation officer and/or court with an excusable explanation, and/or an argument that one should be given one more chance to prove that they will abide by the original court order.

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