This Client was facing a presumptive commit to prison of 36 Months on the 609.11 sentence enhancement, which imposes prison time when a firearm is present or used in the commission of certain drug crimes. We took the 609.11 Enhancement to trial and secured a NOT GUILTY verdict, saving the client from approximately 2 years in prison. We also managed to secure a stay of imposition of sentence on the felony drug charge, and got the judge to agree to sentence the probation violation and the felony together. The client was sentenced to 90 days Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) and a $500.00 Fine.
* If a Stay of Imposition is granted, the imposition (or pronouncement) of a prison sentence is delayed to some future date, provided that until that date the offender comply with conditions established by the court. If the offender does comply with those conditions until that date, the case is discharged, and for civil purposes (employment applications, etc.) the offender has a record of a misdemeanor rather than a felony conviction.
(Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission)