Nicole’s Client Receives Stay of Adjudication on Felony Threats of Violence, Felony Assault Dismissed
Date: June 2021
Case: Threats of Violence and Domestic Assault by Strangulation
Attorney: Nicole A. Kettwick
Result: Nicole’s client was arrested after an argument with his wife in Swift County and was charged with Felony Terroristic Threats, Felony Domestic Assault by Strangulation, and Misdemeanor Domestic Assault. Nicole encouraged her client to complete some proactive steps which helped lead to a favorable settlement called a Stay of Adjudication for the Terroristic Threats charge. As part of the agreement, the prosecutor dismissed the domestic assault charges. Nicole’s client pled guilty to Terroristic Threats, but per the agreement the Court did not accept this plea and, instead, placed Nicole’s client on 3 years of probation without requiring any jail time. Upon successful completion of probation, the charge will be dismissed and Nicole’s client will avoid a conviction.