Results for August
One day on the case and a dismissal. My client was charged with shoplifting. It was her first offense. I was able to convince the prosecutor to offer a deferred prosecution instead of pretrial diversion or deferred adjudication. Under the deferred prosecution agreement her case was dismissed upfront. She will be required to take a class and do some community service and commit no new offenses. She would have had to the same things under pretrial except it wouldn’t have started for at least a month. That’s one more month that she’d have to wait to get it expunged. Under a deferred adjudication she would have had to pay supervision fees and court costs which would have cost her at least a thousand dollars. By convincing the prosecutor to offer deferred adjudication, she got a dismissal, doesn’t have to pay supervision fees and doesn’t have to go to court again.