I realize this violates my defered disposition for the first offense, and I realize I am supposed to notify the court of this. But would the court find out about the second offense if I did not inform them?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Not automatically, but you may have to sign a sworn statement (under penalty of perjury) at the end of your deferral period swearing that you have not been arrested during that time. And, if you were to get arrested again, the chances of the first court finding out go way up.
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