Deferrals and Conditional Discharges
Last Updated: 01/04/21
- Under a deferred prosecution agreement, the defendant is placed on probation for up to two years without a finding of guilt. If he or she successfully completes the probation, the charge is dismissed.
- Under a conditional discharge, the defendant first pleads to or is found guilty of the offense and then is placed on probation. If the defendant successfully completes probation, the adjudication of guilt is withdrawn, and the case is dismissed.
- A prayer for judgment continued postpones sentencing following a conviction for a specified period of time or indefinitely, depending upon the order.
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