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 would have resulted in Mike’s client losing his license and would have raised his insurance rates dramatically.
Mike had his client obtain a chemical evaluation, attend the classes that were recommended, attend a Mothers against Drunk Driving Impact Panel, and Mike also provided numerous letters of recommendation to the court about Mike’s client. Based upon this information Mike convince the juvenile court judge to stay adjudication of the charges. This means that a conviction was not entered on his client’s record and because there is no conviction, it would not be reported to the Department of Public Safety. This also means that the incident does not go on Mike’s client’s record, and Mike’s client would not lose his driving privileges.