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A continuance without a finding (CWOF) is not a guilty plea. It is, rather, an admission to facts sufficient to find the defendant guilty. Unlike with a conviction, it results in the entry of a dismissal once the CWOF period (typically one year with probation, though it can be longer or shorter) has ended by way of the defendant successfully completing his or her probation.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts