Mike Brandt’s client was charged with violating a Harassment Restraining Order for sending numerous text messages to a person who had issued a Restraining Order against him. The State had a very strong case against Mike’s client as they had the actual text messages sent from his client.
Notwithstanding the strength of the State’s case, Mike was able to convince the Prosecuting Attorney to agree to what is called a Stay of Adjudication. This means that Mike’s client entered a plea, but the Judge did not accept the plea and placed Mike’s client on unsupervised probation for a year. This resulted in no conviction on his record and Mike’s client will also be entitled to an expungement one year after he completes his probation.