Deferred Adjudication

The term “deferred adjudication” goes by several other names, including probation before judgment (PBJ), deferred entry of judgment (DEJ), and, perhaps more commonly, adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACOD). A deferred adjudication is a type of plea bargain wherein a defendant pleads guilty or no contest to the charges against him. In exchange for this plea, and for the defendant […]

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