Eric Bain Secures Stay of Adjudication for Client
Eric’s client was charged with selling alcohol to an underage person at a restaurant in West St. Paul, Minnesota. This gross misdemeanor crime carries a maximum penalty of up to a year in jail and a $3,000 fine. Her charge was the result of an undercover operation by local law enforcement. It was her second day of her first job in a restaurant. She needed to keep this server position in order to put herself through school to become a dental assistant. Eric put together a packet of information on behalf of his client and provided it to the prosecutor. The packet included verification of attendance at an alcohol server awareness training, letters of support from family and friends, and personal photographs. Through negotiation, the prosecutor agreed to a stay of adjudication for Eric’s client, which allows her to keep this off her record, as long as she does not commit any same or similar offenses within the next two years and pays court costs of $300.