I was convicted in 2011 with 5th degree possession. The judge ordered a stay of adjudication for 2 years. I have no prior convictions, etc. I just received a letter from the police dept that investigated this telling me that I have to come down to their station and get my fingerprints done. It's been over a year and now they are telling me I have to do this? Is this something that I have to do?
Yes. You will have to get finger printed. It is a felony offense and required under Minnesota Statute. However, you will might be able to request all records be sealed after the completion of probation and that would include the finger prints.
Normally a person charged with a felony where probable cause has been found to support the charge can be required to give fingerprints, etc. However, since a Stay of Adjudication does not result in a "conviction" if successfully completed, you may ask your lawyer to file a motoin for an Order excusing you from having to do so. Then the Judge could decide.
Yes. On a felony offense you must go through booking even if you ultimatelyare not convicted of the offense.
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