What Is A Deferred Sentence?


Justice includes cleaning up your criminal history.

A deferred sentence is a sentence that is suspended until after a defendant has completed a period of probation following conviction of a criminal offense. If the defendant fulfills the agreement surrounding probation, treatment, and legal financial obligations, a judge may then dismiss the sentence and guilty plea. This is different than a typical guilty plea in which nothing happens at the end of your probation except that you have no further obligations. The typical probationary period is between one and two years. Unfortunately, even if the charge is eventually dismissed, the case will continue to appear as a conviction on the WATCH website. See RCW 10.97.030.

You can trust Durflinger Oliver to do everything possible to clean up your criminal history. Call today for your free consultation, and information about our convenient payment plans. 

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