Deferred Disposition is a type of probation that may be available to eligible defendants upon recommendation by the prosecutor or at the discretion of the court.
If the period of probation is completed by the defendant without any violation of the conditions of probation, at the end of the probationary period the charge will be dismissed and no record of conviction will result.
Terms of probation may include, but are not limited to, refraining from committing certain violations during a specified time period, attending a defensive driving class, completing an alcohol or tobacco awareness class, or completing a specified number of community service hours. Deferred Disposition will not be granted without a formal court appearance by the defendant. Any violation of the conditions of probation may result in a conviction being entered against the defendant for the offense charged, and, upon conviction, the maximum fine allowed by law may become immediately due and payable.