What does deferred sentence mean? 7 Answers as of December 30, 2013

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
It means you need an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 12/30/2013
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
A deferred sentence is postponed until the person completes the orders of the court. If the actions ordered by the court are completed within the time allowed, the person goes to court, withdraws his plea and the charges are dismissed.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/13/2013
Nichols Law Firm
Nichols Law Firm | Michael J. Nichols
You plead guilty and the court defers the sentence until the end of a probationary period then decides what to do.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/13/2013
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
That usually refers to a sentencing option that after you complete your sentence, the charge will either be reduced or wiped off your public record.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/13/2013
Hudson Bair | Hudson Bair
Deferred sentence usually refers to a sentencing arrangement when you either perform community service or classes or something else ordered by the Judge/Prosecutor in exchange for your case being dismissed if you comply. Some courts require a guilty plea some don't.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/13/2013
    Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC (SanAntonioDefenders)
    Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC (SanAntonioDefenders) | Megan V. Cook
    Deferred sentences are sentences that are delayed until a later time. If you get deferred on your case, this means that you agree to do some sort of probation, and if you comply with the terms, you will not get sentenced. Instead your case will be dismissed. However, if you violate the terms of probation, you will get sentenced. This is a legal way of putting off your sentence until a later time, to see if you can serve a punishment without being convicted. If your mom tells you that you are going to get grounded for a month, unless you clean your room, she is deferring the grounding. She is saying I will punish you, but if you clean your room, you will not be punished. Similarly if you do your probation well, you will not be punished. I hope this is helpful. Best of luck.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 11/13/2013
    Pius Joseph A Professional Law Corp. | Pius Joseph
    Deferred means "later". In most situations if you comply with all conditions, the court is satisfied the action is dismissed.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/13/2013
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