Minnesota Father allegedly kidnapped daughter from child protective custody.
Sentence: probation, requiring 40 hours of community service, undergoing a chemical dependency evaluation, undergoing a psychological evaluation, making restitution of costs of Amber Alert.
A year after sentencing, Father has complied with none of the conditions of his parole. None.
Father offers reasons to the court:
- he didn’t have a (valid) driver’s license to get to where community service was to be performed
- he didn’t have medical insurance to cover the costs of the evaluations
- he didn’t have the money because he owes so much in back taxes and child support
Father did fail two court-ordered drug screenings.
Minnesota judge ruled that Father willfully violated the terms of his probation – without excuse. Outcome: Father’s probation was reinstated pending another hearing.
Stakes: criminal record – whether previous conviction appears as a felony or a misdemeanor.
Whether Father is permitted contact with his daughter is not addressed.