Can I leave the state?
If you are on felony probation, you must obtain permission and a travel permit from your probation officer to leave Minnesota. If you’re on misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor supervision, a travel permit may also be necessary. A permanent move to another state may require transfer of supervision to an agent in the other state and permission of the new state. Consult your probation officer for more information.
Can I leave the country?
Probation cannot approve international travel. Consult with an attorney for more information.
Can I vote and hold public office?
If you are convicted of a felony you lose the right to vote or hold public office until court-ordered discharge from probation or the end of your sentence. At that time, your civil rights are restored, including the right to vote in this state and the right to be elected to public office. (MN Statute 609.165)
Can I possess firearms or other weapons?
State and federal laws prohibit the possession or use of firearms by people convicted of certain offenses. Please talk to your attorney or the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office if you have questions about your particular situation. (MN Statute 609.165)
How do I get help with employment and housing?
If you have a criminal conviction, you may be restricted from certain jobs, such as those licensed by the Department of Human Services (MN Statute 245C). In addition, you may not be able to rent certain residential properties and/or may have other residence restrictions.