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Deferred judgment for sex offender violation

April 10, 2020 by Abigail Bostwick

A man looking to live in the Oneida County area without first following his state-required sex offender obligations has been given a deferred judgment. 

Brett Ginter, 23, was before Judge Michael Bloom Thursday in Oneida County Circuit Court with attorney Mary Roth Burns. He was facing felonies sex offender fail to update information second offense and traffic fine operating while revoked and misdemeanors possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia in a total of three cases. 

Leading to the charges was a traffic stop December 3 by an Oneida County Sheriff’s Office deputy. A routine check and search showed Ginter had no license, a loaded pistol, more than 25 grams of marijuana and drug items inside his car. Further, the deputy learned Ginter was homeless and traveling between states but attempting to move to Rhinelander but had been living in Clintonville, while his driver’s license said he resided in Iola, the criminal complaint states. 

In court, the state moved to dismiss the traffic charge as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. Possession of THC was amended from a misdemeanor to a forfeiture. Ginter pled no contest to that fine and was ordered to pay $263.50. 

Deferred entry on judgment was ordered on the sex offender violation, also which Ginter pled not guilty to. Bloom further modified his cash bond to a signature bond, with the stipulation the cash be used to costs and fines. 

A review hearing is set for a year from March 1. Ginter’s current address is listed as Iola. 

Abigail Bostwick may be reached at [email protected]

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