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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.
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