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Did husband ever actually plead guilty to the charge?
Did he receive some type of penalty or not yet?
Ok, that is what I thought happened... "held in abeyance" means that a final imposition of some type of penalty is being withheld for some period of time. Generally this occurs when the defendant is basically put on an informal probation and as long as they comply with all conditions of the probation, the penalty that is normally imposed is withheld and the charge is dismissed or expunged from the person's record so it doesn't show up.
So it is a good thing.
Honestly, about the only way to do so would be to claim that there wasn't enough evidence to convict him so they just told him to stay out of trouble for X months and they would then dismiss it..
But until that happens, it is going to show up as a pending charge..
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