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Frequently Asked Questions

What are probation fees?

Probation fees are for services provided by the probation department such as supervision, drug-testing and specific programming. Unless other payment arrangements have been made, these fees are due within 90 days of sentencing and annually each year thereafter for the duration of the probation term. If these fees are not paid, Tri-County Community Corrections may file revenue recapture.

What if I don't live in the Tri-County area and I am placed on probation?

If you live outside of the state of Minnesota you must meet immediately with the probation office after sentencing to complete a transfer request. Any delays may jeopardize your ability to return to your residence. Interstate transfers can take 90 days for processing if an individual does not qualify at the time of sentencing for an interstate transfer. You can be charged with a new felony level offense for being in another state without permission while you are under probation supervision.

If you live within the state of Minnesota but outside of Polk, Red Lake or Norman county you must notify the probation office immediately after sentencing. Your probation supervision will be transferred to your county of residence.

What if I cannot make my schedule appointment?

You must call your agent or the probation office prior to your appointment to reschedule. Failure to attend scheduled appointments may result in a violation being filed with the court.

How do I report a probation violation?

If you have information in regard to someone violating their probation please contact the probation office immediately. The probation agent will not be able to provide you with any specific information regarding a case but will take a report on information you provide. Information may or may not result in a formal probation violation being filed with the court.

What are conditions of probation?

Specific conditions of probation are ordered by the court at the time of sentencing. Violations of probation rules may result in formal or informal action being taken by probation or the court. Conditions of probation typically include the following:

General Conditions:

  1. I will obey all State and Federal laws and local ordinances.
  2. I will keep all appointments, be truthful, and comply with all instructions the probation agent gives me.
  3. I will keep my probation agent informed of my residence/employment
  4. I will notify my probation agent within 48 hours if I change residence/employment.
  5. I understand that my probation agent has the right to visit, and enter my residence and/or employment.
  6. I will notify my probation agent within 24 hours if I am arrested for any reason or if I have any contact with law enforcement.
  7. I will be subject to Intermediate Sanctions for violations of my probation.
  8. I understand that my probation agent has the authority to place me in custody at any time and to begin revocations proceedings, if I am alleged to be in violation of any of the conditions.
  9. I hereby waive extradition proceedings to return me to the State of Minnesota from a jurisdiction in or outside the United States where I may be found.
    I will work at suitable employment, pay all debts and support my dependents, if any.
  10. I must have permission from my probation agent before leaving the State of Minnesota.

Special Conditions:

I shall abide by the following special conditions set forth by the Court in my sentence:

  1. I will not use any mood altering substances, including alcohol, unless prescribed by a doctor. I understand I am subject to random urine analysis and/or alco-sensor testing while on probation.
  2. I will pay a total financial obligation of $_____ according to the payment schedule set up by the Fines Collection Officer.
  3. I will complete ____ hours of Community Service.
  4. I will complete ____ days of Incarceration.
  5. I agree I am subject to random search and seizure of myself, my home, and/or any automobile I own or am driving.
  6. I will not own, purchase, borrow, possess, use or carry any type of firearm, destructive device or other dangerous weapon.
  7. I will have no contact with the victim.
  8. I will attend, participate in, and successfully complete all programs as designed by my probation agent.
  9. I understand any person convicted of a felony cannot vote, serve on a jury or hold public office until civil rights are restored.
  10. I will complete a Chemical Dependency Assessment and follow all recommendations.

Additional Conditions:

Firearm Regulation - I understand that under the Federal Gun Control Act, any person who has been convicted as a felon cannot lawfully own or possess a firearm until the conviction is expunged, set aside, pardoned, and until permission is granted by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. (651) 726-0200. I understand that under the Federal Gun Control Act, it is unlawful for any person convicted of a State or Federal crime of Domestic Violence to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or ammunition throughout his/her lifetime.

What is the diversion program?

If the child qualifies, diversion may be offered as an alternative to court. Parents and the child will appear in front of a panel of professionals and they will decide what consequences should be for this crime. If everything is completed in a timely manner, the file will be closed and there will be no court record. Diversion consequences are about the same as what court would recommend.

What is restorative justice?

Restorative justice seeks to make offenders accountable for their crimes by repairing the harm done. The program brings together offender and victim to work out a way the offender can be held accountable, address victim needs, and make amends.

What is mediation and what does it entail?

This involves the victims and their supporters, offenders and their supporters, and representatives of the community that were affected. Everyone is brought together to discuss how people were harmed by the incident and how that harm might be repaired. The mediation is held in a safe and structured setting and with everyone coming to an acceptable agreement at the end on how the harm can be repaired.

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