State V. Mackenroth
County: Ramsey Co. (6/2011)
Charges: 5th Degree Controlled Substance (THIRD offense)
Outcome: In Minnesota, if you have previously been convicted of a felony drug offense, your second offense carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 180 days in jail, and you will normally end up with a permanent felony conviction. Ryan Pacyga represented Mr. Mackenroth on his third offense (not his first or second offense). Despite a mandatory minimum 180 day sentence, Mr. Pacyga avoided that for his client, got him NO JAIL, and a Stay of Imposition so the conviction will turn into a misdemeanor instead of a felony once he successfully completes probation.