State of Florida, 1977. I pleaded no contest to a larceny charge. The judge withheld adjudication and imposed 2 years probation. I left the state to find work. A violation of the terms of probation. 1982 I returned to the state and turned myself in to authorities. I reappeared before the court on the 1977 case. Again the judge withheld adjudication and imposed 1 year probation, which I completed successfully. Fast forward to June 2016. I've been charged in the state of Connecticut with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Connecticut doesn't have a withheld provision in their statues. However they reciprocate the standing from Florida. The problem I'm facing is My FDLE report shows 1977 case as withheld adjudication, next entry is "probation violation. Adjudication unknow" The prosecutor is insisting that the probation violation constitutes a conviction and is not acknowledging the 1982 court ruling on the 1977 case in which adjudication was once again withheld. I am facing a mandatory minimum 6 year sentence. I've lived 34 without considering myself a convicted felon. Was I grossly wrong? Any advice on how to remedy my present situation in the state of Connecticut ?