Great Result For Client Charged with Electronic Solicitation Of Minor

Lexie Stein of Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys received a very favorable deal for her client charged with electronic solicitation of a minor. Her client was offered a continuance for dismissal on an electronic solicitation of a minor charge. Her client served no jail time and paid no fine. The client also avoided a felony conviction and was able to maintain a clean record without ever having to admit guilt.

A continuance for dismissal means that after the probationary period is over, the case will be dismissed. It means that the prosecutor agreed to suspend prosecution for a specific amount of time on the condition that all conditions are met. Typically, the conditions are to have no same or similar offenses and to remain law abiding during the probationary period. Other conditions may also be agreed upon depending on the case. A background check of your record will show the arrest but no conviction. A continuance for dismissal also means there is never a guilty plea and means you have never been convicted of a crime. An expungement after the dismissal, if granted, would seal the arrest records. A continuance for dismissal is a very favorable result in any case, especially in a felony case.

As Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys previously blogged on, the Minnesota supreme court will soon be deciding whether Minnesota Statute 609.352 subdivision 2 (engaging in communication with a child or someone the person reasonably believes is a child, relating to or describing sexual conduct) or is unconstitutional in the Muccio case. Stay tuned on whether the Minnesota supreme court rules that the statute is unconstitutional.

If you have been charged with electronic solicitation of a minor in state or federal court, contact Lexie Stein or Max Keller.  If convicted of electronic solicitation of a minor, you may face up to imprisonment for not more than three years and/or a fine up to $5,000. The attorneys at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys are ready to help you with the allegations against you and will raise relevant and appropriate constitutional challenges. They have helped other people in the same situation as you, in counties all over Minnesota. Max Keller and Lexie Stein have handled many cases involving solicitation and electronic solicitation. Max Keller and Lexie Stein offer free consultations. Call today at 952-912-1421 or visit the firm’s website at Remember, if contacted by an investigator, do not make a statement or an admission. Any statement made can be used against you in trial and may hurt the case against you. Call Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys before talking to the police and tell investigators that you want to call an attorney and invoke your right to silence. The attorneys at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys are available 24/7.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

Years of Experience: Approx. 20 years
Minnesota Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: State of Minnesota Minnesota State Court Minnesota Federal Court 8th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals State of Maryland

What to Do If You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offense

Stay calm and compose after getting accused of a crime but not charged in Minneapolis, MN. Do not discuss the facts of your case with anyone, including your relatives and family members. Hire a criminal defense attorney with a demonstrated record of winning cases like yours. Your attorney will discuss your rights, guide you on how to cooperate with law enforcement within the legal boundaries, and build a solid defense strategy to fight the charges you could face in the future.
Expungement and sealing of records in Minnesota affect how your criminal history appears to government agencies and the public. The main difference between the two legal actions is that expungement permanently removes past arrests, criminal charges, or convictions from private and public databases, while sealing hides the criminal record from the public. Courts, government entities, and law enforcement agencies can access sealed criminal records.
Minnesota recently passed a public safety bill that brings sweeping changes to the state’s juvenile justice system. While minors sometimes run afoul of the law, the juvenile justice system seeks to account for the differences between children and adults. Therefore, while the penalties for adults convicted of crimes focus on punishment, those for juveniles are aimed at diversion and restorative practices.