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Conditions of supervised release or probation

| May 30, 2017 | Criminal Defense |

If you have been convicted of a criminal offense in Minnesota, you may be eligible for probation or supervised release sometimes in lieu of spending time in prison. If this is the case, you will want to know that there are very clear parameters associated with such programs. In order to remain eligible for these options, you will need to follow all of the conditions set forth by the judge.

As explained by the United States Courts, you may be required to remain at your residence at all times except when you need to go to work or to a medical appointment. It is also possible that the court may stipulate where you are allowed to live as well as where you are not allowed to live. If you want to leave the area for any reason, you may need to request approval from the court before doing so.

If you are allowed to be out of your home for more than just work or medical purposes, the court may impose restrictions on the types of places you are allowed to go to and even on who you may have contact with. You may even be given a curfew and be required to check in or be monitored potentially via electronic monitoring systems.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to give defendants in Minnesota an overview of the types of restrictions that may be placed on them if they participate in a supervised release or probation program.