Date: February 2021
Case: Juvenile Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Felony Damage to Property
Attorney: Nicole A. Kettwick
Result: After a joyriding incident with someone else’s car turned into the car exploding, Nicole’s client faced two felony charges in juvenile court. Nicole worked with the prosecutor to reach an agreement called a stay of adjudication, which meant that her client pled guilty to one count, but the Court did not convict her client and instead placed him on probation. Instead, after successful completion of one year of probation, the remaining charge against her client will be dismissed. This resolution allowed her client to avoid a conviction and juvenile detention altogether.
Date: September 2019
Case: Juvenile Gross Misdemeanor Fifth Degree Controlled Substance
Attorney: Michael J. Brandt
Result: Mike’s client was charged with Fifth Degree Controlled Substance in Wright County. Mike successfully negotiated a Stay of Adjudication for his client, meaning that after successful completion of a six month probation, the judge would dismiss the charges. This allowed Mike’s client the opportunity to keep her criminal record clear.
Date: June, 2019
Attorney: Nicole Kettwick
City/County: Oakdale, Washington County
Charge: Juvenile Fifth Degree Assault
Result: Nicole successfully negotiated a Stay of Adjudication for her client, meaning that upon effectively completing probation, the judge would dismiss the charges. After six months on probation, the judge granted an early discharge of probation and dismissed Nicole’s client’s case.
Date: June 2019
City/County: City of Shoreview, Anoka County
Charges: Juvenile Fifth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
Result: After Mike Brandt’s client completes 180 days of probation, the charges against him will be dismissed.
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...
Mike’s client was charged with Failure to Stop for a Traffic Control Signal after Mike’s client ran a red light and was involved in an accident in Anoka County. In preparation for the case, Mike was able to put together a packet of information to show the Prosecutor and the Judge facts about his client’s personal situation, the fact that...
Mike Brandt’s client was charged with Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and Possession of Tobacco by a Minor. In preparation for the case, Mike was able to put together a packet of information to show the Judge facts about his client’s personal situation, the fact that she had already been accepted to numerous colleges, and that she had...
Mike Brandt’s client was charged with Underage Drinking and Driving from an incident where he was found by the police with his car stuck on the ice of the lake. Mike’s client was under 18 and had been consuming alcohol. Because of the zero tolerance for drinking under 21, Mike’s client was charged with Underage Drinking and Driving. A conviction...
Mike Brandt’s client was charged with Fleeing a Police Officer on Foot and Underage Consumption stemming from an incident near the University of Minnesota. Mike’s client was attending the University Minnesota on an athletic scholarship and a conviction for either of these charges could have jeopardized his scholarship. Mike spent a lot of time working with his client and had...
Mike Brandt’s client, who was a pre-teenager, was charged with domestic assault for an altercation where he threatened his mother and threatened his father with a knife. Mike’s client gave a statement to the police where he admitted to these acts and basically admitted that he was guilty. Notwithstanding this admission, Mike prevailed upon the prosecutor’s equities and convinced the...