- IT GOES ON YOUR RECORD, AND A LAWYER WHO SAYS OTHERWISE IS NOT TELLING YOU THE TRUTH
- You must plead Guilty to receive Deferred Adjudication, and you will ALWAYS have a criminal record showing that you did so. You might be able to get it sealed, but that’s proving to be too little, too late in the information age.
- YOU ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO FIGHT YOUR CASE! Once on deferred, if you commit ANY violation of your probation, no matter how minor, the judge can CONVICT you of the case you pled to, and you can never fight that case, or seal the record.
- Deferred Adjudication really might be the best deal for you, as it does technically avoid a conviction, but if your lawyer isn’t telling you the truth about the consequences, think long and hard about whether you can trust any of his advice.