Juvenile Sex Offense Results in Stay of Adjudication
Mike Brandt’s client was charged with a sex offense in Anoka County Juvenile Court for engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior. In preparation of the case, Mike had his client obtain an evaluation and attend counseling to address his issues. When the case was finally charged, Mike was able to convince the Judge to do a stay of adjudication. That means that Mike’s client did not have a conviction on his record and was placed on probation with certain conditions. Once Mike’s client completes his probation, the net effect is that the charge will be “dismissed.” This will put Mike’s client in a position where he can then have the record expunged (sealed).