A Stay of Adjudication Negotiation Prevents Mike’s Client from a Conviction and from Getting Any Jail Time
Date: January 2021
Case: Domestic Assault
Attorney: Michael J. Brandt
Result: Mike’s client was charged with a Domestic Assault charge and two charges of 5th Degree Assault. In preparation for trial, Mike’s team obtained favorable evidence for his client. After disclosing some of this evidence to the prosecution in preparation for trial, Mike ultimately negotiated an agreement with the prosecutor called a Stay of Adjudication on a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. Mike’s client plead guilty to disorderly conduct and the prosecution dismissed all other charges. The Judge stayed adjudication on the disorderly conduct charge, meaning that the judge did not accept the plea and did not convict Mike’s client. Instead, Mike’s client was placed on probation for 1 year, and upon successful completion of probation, the disorderly conduct charge will be dismissed.