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Did you complete all of the terms of your probation?
What state are you in?
i am in utah i my fine is paid my propbation will be up in febuary
A plea in abeyance is an agreement whereby,if you comply with certain conditions given by the court, the criminalcase against you will be dismissed. Once the case isdismissed, you will normally be eligible to have the matter expunged after 30 days.The benefits of having your plea held in abeyance offer are substantial. But there are risks as well.As part of the plea in abeyance agreement, you must plead guilty (orsometimes a no contest plea). That plea is not "entered" as a conviction. Instead, if you follow through with what the court orders, the case is dismissed. But if you do not follow through with what the court has ordered, that plea can be entered and become a conviction, and you can be sentenced to jail or prison.
You should tell the judge that you appreciate the opportunity to keep your record clean. You should further indicate that you have completed all of the terms of the bench probation set by the judge, including the payment of fines/costs. You should also ask that the matter be expunged.
You should REALLY emphasize that you have LEARNED A VALUABLE LESSON from this matter and that you will never be in front of the judge again for any criminal matter.
Again, you should THANK the judge for his/her kindness and his/her confidence in you and you did not let the judge down.
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