If you have been convicted of a crime and are now trying to move on with your life, you know that the consequences of a criminal history can be serious. Whether you have been accused of committing a probation violation or are seeking to expunge your criminal conviction, I can help.
Experienced Probation Violation and Expungement Lawyer
I am Howard Bass, an experienced Burnsville probation violation attorney. I believe one mistake should not ruin the rest of your life. With more than 25 years of legal experience, I will work directly with you, carefully reviewing your situation and fighting for you. Contact my Burnsville defense firm today for a free consultation.
Your case is the most important case in the world to you. When I represent you, your case becomes the most important case in the world to me. I will give it the full attention and support it requires and you deserve.
Minnesota Probation Violations Are Serious Matters
Although receiving probation is usually better than being in jail or prison, probation can result in its own difficulties. For one reason or another, many people are accused of violating their probation. The consequences of a probation revocation can be serious and involve jail or prison time.
If you have been accused of violating your probation, you have the right to:
- A hearing before a judge (not a jury)
- Participate in that hearing
- Present evidence on your behalf
- Present witnesses on your behalf
- Cross-examine prosecution witnesses
- Testify on your behalf or not as you choose
- A dismissal of your probation revocation unless clear and convincing evidence proves you violated a condition of your probation
- Hire a lawyer to represent you
I defend people charged with probation violations. As your attorney, I will guide you through the legal process, gathering information about your situation, building a solid defense strategy and aggressively representing you at the evidentiary hearing.
Dakota County Expungement May Be Possible
A criminal conviction on your record can cause problems for you in the future. It can make it difficult for you to obtain employment, rent an apartment, enroll in certain schools, obtain a license to practice a profession, or obtain a loan or credit. If you are in this situation, you may find relief in expungement.
In Minnesota, most expungements involve the sealing of judicial records, including arrest, indictment, trial and dismissal or discharge information. Depending on your particular circumstances, you may also qualify for the expungement of executive branch records, like those kept by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), and state and local police departments and sheriff's offices, and prosecutors' offices. Expungement work is complex, detailed, and time-consuming, requiring the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
To determine what type of expungement remedies are available to you, contact my office to discuss your specific situation. Let's work together to help you move forward and put this mistake behind you once and forever.
Let Me Handle the Legal Concerns While You Move On With Your Life
If you have a probation violation or expungement concern, contact me online or call my office locally at 952-466-6718 or toll free at 888-340-9617 for a free confidential consultation.
Weekend and evening appointments are available upon request. Credit cards are accepted.