Is it good to agree to do community service in order to dismiss the case? and Is it not show on my record at all later?

Asked over 1 year ago - Sacramento, CA

I have charge of protection order violation, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss it if i will do 3 days of community service. is it fair deal and is it not going to be on my record at all? like as deferred sentence or any other way.

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  1. Ross Carlton Meltzer

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . You should speak with your attorney about whether this is a good offer. In general, however, community service may be a good alternative to incarceration and other punishments.

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  2. Peter John Marek

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Sounds great. I have seen many instances where non lawyers try and make lawyer decisions that sound great but are not. At the very least consult with a lawyer or have one appointed to help you evaluate the offer.

  3. Jay Bodzin

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You should consult with an attorney before accepting any deal in a criminal case, or talking with the police or DA at all once you've been charged with a crime. That said, this certainly sounds like it could be a good deal - but without knowing all the facts, no one can say.

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