Pretrial diversion is similar to probation with a suspended sentence
. After taking anti-theft
classes, doing some community service, paying a fine and serving a short term on probation, once you did everything successfully the sentence would be suspended so that the conviction was never entered and the case would be dismissed.
It's a very good deal because a theft conviction can make getting a job difficult if an employer does background checks. However, the term of probation would be a great deal more than from June 2 to June 18.
You should start thinking about a lawyer more seriously, because you will need him to negotiate something else for you other than pleading guilty to the misdemeanor
and ending up with a conviction, since you will be unable to successfully complete a diversion program.
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