State v. N.M., October, 2015
Charges: Domestic Assault
Resolution: Stay of adjudication to a new count of disorderly conduct in violation of Minneapolis City Ordinance. The domestic assault charge was dismissed. For a service member, avoiding a conviction was imperative in order for him to advance and rise in rank. And because the plea was to an ordinance disorderly conduct, this will not impact his gun rights. Both were the main priorities for the client and obtained, despite the State's first two offers being much worse. Finally, at sentencing, probation recommended a chemical dependency evaluation, random testing, and the possibility to impose anger management and/or domestic abuse programming - none of which were imposed by the Court after careful arguments against imposing them.