Clients charged with possession of marijuana, and who have 2 or fewer prior convictions within the past 10 years, are now eligible for Deferred Prosecution.

 Deferred Prosecution requires 4 months of good behavior.  The client must complete 32 hours of community service at an approved charitable organization. Importantly, with a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), the client does not have to admit criminal responsibility. The client cannot currently be on probation or parole or be charged with a crime of violence. Upon successful completion of the community service, the U.S. Attorney will dismiss the charges. Other restrictions apply. DPA is nice option for the community-minded client.

Categories: 1st time offender, 904.01(e), Community Service/Diversion Programs, DPA, Drug Treatment Programs, expungement, Marijuana Arrests, Marijuana Laws, PBJ - Probation Before Judgment, probation, probation before judgment

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