Mike’s client was on probation for a sexual misconduct case. Mike’s client came to him facing his fourth probation violation and the recommendation by the prosecutor that Mike’s client should go to prison. Not only would Mike’s client spend several months in prison, he would also be placed on parole for an additional five years once he got out of prison.
In preparation for the case, Mike reviewed all of the probation notes from the probation officer and pointed out that there was some question as to whether or not the client was properly notified of some restrictions on internet use and whether or not some of the websites that were accessed were accidental. Based upon this information, the state agreed to a settlement of the case where Mike’s client would not go to prison, but instead had to perform some community work service.