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What happens at court after a six month deferred sentence

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What happens at court after a six month deferred sentence for good behaviour and does the complainer in the case get told the outcome thankyou
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Scots Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whats the worst and best case scenario and is there any way it can stay off your record
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

A deferred sentence is a sentence after conviction so it goes on your record and stays there. The best case scenario is that the person is of good behaviour during the period. The court is likely to be lenient and even admonish the person. If the person hasn't been of good behaviour then the court will impose a sentence as if the deferment hadn't happened, eg, fine, imprisonment, community disposal etc. the complainer isn't automatically told but the information is available from the sheriff clerk or the procurator fiscal.

Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

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