“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford
A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is an agreement between the lawyer, the prosecutor, and the defendant to dismiss a conviction and in exchange, the defendant must agree to certain concessions. This provides the defendant with an opportunity to rehabilitate themselves without the stigma of a criminal conviction.
With a DPA, the defendant must agree to detailed written terms in the agreement (e.g. community service, counseling, and etc.) and commit to not to breaking any more laws. If the defendant breaks the terms written in the DPA, their original case may be refiled. On the other hand, successfully completed DPAs are eligible for complete expunction.
To learn more about Deferred Prosecution, don’t hesitate to reach out to Barnes & Sons for assistance. Give us a call at 678-886-1860 to speak with one of our representatives.