Mike’s client was charged with violating city ordinances for failing to conduct background checks on their tenants and for failing to follow other city ordinances regarding lease requirements. Mike worked closely with his client to gather information regarding the steps his client had taken to assure the tenants were proper to rent within the city and presented that information to local law enforcement. Mike convinced the prosecutor that further prosecution was not warranted because his client had taken the proper steps prior to renting to the tenants. Accordingly, the prosecutor agreed to what is called a continuance for dismissal. This means that the court continued the case for one year, at which time the charge will be dismissed as long as Mike’s client continues to comply with the city ordinances.
This type of resolution prevented Mike’s client from having a criminal record as a result of the incident and this disposition will allow Mike’s client to have the records sealed once the charges are dismissed.