What does disposition date mean in a case? 14 Answers as of January 24, 2013

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Law Offices of Joseph R. Gallo
Law Offices of Joseph R. Gallo | Joseph Ross Gallo
That is the date that the case was resolved. Could have been resolved by dismissal or plea bargain or trial.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/24/2013
Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
It normally means a date where you are advising the Court that you have settled the case and are prepared to plead guilty or that you advise the court that no settlement has been reached and to set the case for trial.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 1/23/2013
Goldbach Law Group
Goldbach Law Group | Marc Aaron Goldbach
Disposition date may mean slightly different things in different legal contexts. However, generally the disposition date on a court document refers to the date in which a particular legal matter was adjudicated.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/23/2013
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
Disposition date is the date the case was finally finished. This usually is the date of sentencing , or the date the verdict is entered in the matter.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 1/23/2013
Anderson Law Office
Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
Usually it is the date of sentencing.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 1/23/2013
    Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
    Hammerschmidt Broughton Law | Mark A. Broughton
    It should mean the last day of the case where the judge decides what to do. In an adult criminal case, this is usually the sentencing hearing after a plea or a verdict, and in a juvenile case it is the same thing and is actually called the disposition hearing (we don't punish juveniles, you know, we "rehabilitate" them, and we don't "convict" them of crimes, we "adjudicate" them, at least that's the fiction that is used in juvenile proceedings).
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/23/2013
    The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones
    The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones | B. Elaine Jones
    A disposition date means that it is a date in which you must appear in Court and potentially resolve your case. It basically means a status update where the Court can dispose of the case with a plea or can move it along by scheduling other hearing dates.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 1/23/2013
    William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
    Sentencing.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 1/23/2013
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