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Deferred adjudication is a type of probation that can be offered as a sentencing
alternative for Class A, B, and C misdemeanor charges in Texas. Being
given a deferred adjudication does not mean the accused is found “not
guilty.” Instead, the person is given a term of probation, and upon
completion of all specific terms, their case is dismissed. The judge defers
finding guilt, but proof of the arrest and deferred adjudication will
remain on your record. In Texas, presence of the arrest and deferred adjudication
for a Class C misdemeanor can be removed from a person’s criminal
There is much more risk associated with deferred adjudication, although
if it is not violated, the charges are dismissed. On the other hand, regular
probation has less risk, but it is considered a conviction, and charges
cannot be dismissed. What do we mean by risk? If deferred adjudication
is violated, the accused could face the maximum sentence, while with regular
probation, the possible sentence upon violation is already set (usually
a fairly short sentence).
If you or someone you love has been charged with a misdemeanor in Texas,
there is a possibility that charges can be dropped through deferred adjudication.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact
Carroll Troberman, PLLC. Call today for a free consultation.