A: If you have been placed on probation, you have admitted guilt and have been sentenced. If you are on deferred entry of judgment, you have admitted guilt, but your sentencing has been deferred. If you are on a deferred entry of judgment and follow the court's directions, your case could ultimately be dismissed.
A: In California, several counties offer diversion programs for certain criminal offenses as an alternative to criminal prosecution. Diversion programs include education and treatment as an alternative to incarceration. Completion of a diversion program can result in dismissal of criminal charges without a conviction.
A: You may contact a bail bondsman determine both whether there is an outstanding arrest warrant and to post bail. Before posting bail you should consult with a criminal defense attorney to discuss the nature of the charges and any possible defenses