Our client was accused of theft as a class 6 open felony in Coconino County Superior Court. Matt Porier, Esq., was able to obtain our client a Deferred Prosecution by arguing legal issues and flaws in the State’s case.
What is a deferred prosecution? Deferred prosecution is a legal agreement entered between the State and the Defendant, where the Defendant agrees to complete certain requirements as required by the State, within a certain time frame. Usually, deferred prosecution agreements are tailored to each case. As an example, if you have a drug offense you may have to show proof of completion of substance abuse counseling. Deferred prosecution agreements will also have stipulations that the Defendant stays out of trouble, pay a fine and a term of probation. Once all the agreements are met, the State will dismiss the case against the Defendant with prejudice, meaning they cannot pursue a case against you in the future. If you have any questions about your criminal law case or questions about deferred prosecution, contact the Law Office of Gonzales and Poirier at 928-774-5400 or visit our website.