It means a defendant won’t be adjudicated as guilty, as long as he or she complies with the court’s conditions.
Once the conditions are satisfied, a judge will clear the defendant of the charges and dismiss the case.
It's about how I expect you to conduct yourself in any relationship." Q. Ungrateful, sullen teens moping about wishing they were somewhere else.
My 16-year-old daughter wants to spend Christmas at her boyfriend's house. Just keep her busy with a holiday project she's in charge of, like baking a pie or hanging out with an elderly or younger relative.
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The photo is a reflection of her and Benda, his hands covering her body. The girl later told a Dakota County judge that she had forgotten about the picture until police came to her house and asked about it. Benda was convicted of felony child-pornography possession and is awaiting sentencing.
Teens and young adults sometimes aren’t aware of the possible criminal consequences of dating someone underage, attorneys say.
Benda pleaded guilty to the charge in November 2012. The charge was dismissed in July 2014 after he successfully completed two years of probation.
Such a legal arrangement is called a stay of adjudication.
De-romanticize this situation quickly by sitting both kids down and explaining several things: While you recognize their affection for each other, you vehemently believe they shouldn't be having sex. If people want to get together, they'll figure out a way.