Q: I received a stay of adjudication for my disorderly conduct back in 2017.
I complied with all requirements yet my public record still states that I was convicted and is preventing me from renting and finding work.
A: If the case really was resolved with a stay of adjudication and you completed probation successfully, a conviction should never have been entered. Sounds like there may be an error by court staff. You should have a lawyer help you get this corrected.
A: Have you personally looked at the court's Register of Actions at the court's website mncourts.gov using your Court File Number? If a person does successfully complete a Stay of Adjudication, the court will then update that public record to show dismissal, without conviction. On the other hand, some people may not read that record correctly. Do not rely on what you've been told. Check it yourself. Chances are the court record is correct, despite misinterpretation by some. If it truly is wrong, the court will fix it for you.
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