A deferred judgment is an agreement between the District Attorney and the Defendant
A deferred judgment is a stipulation or agreement between the District Attorney and the Defendant and his/her attorney. The benefit is that a conviction is not entered and when the agreement is completed, the charge is dismissed. However, a guilty plea is given to the Judge, and if there is a violation of the agreement, a conviction is entered and additional consequences can be imposed by the Judge.
The agreement requires no conviction be entered during the term of the agreement and the payment of court costs. The agreement may require supervised probation, evaluations and therapy, performing public service hours, a maximum 90-day jail sentence and financial payments of restitution and a charitable contribution.
Like any contract, a deferred judgment must be negotiated to maximize the benefits and minimize the consequences. The objective is to obtain the dismissal as soon as possible and to avoid a revocation of the deferred judgment which results in a conviction.
I will aggressively negotiate for the best terms of your deferred judgment, protect your deferred judgment and obtain a dismissal at the earliest possible time.
Call me (970-871-7400) to help you negotiate a deferred judgment.
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