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What does disposition mean on a court docket?

Durant, OK |

i looked online at a court docket and i was wondering what disposition under the discription of a court docket

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It means how it ended.

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Gray is right. Depending on your county's system it might say (or have an abbreviation for) something like "conviction" or "dismissal" or it might have the name and code of the crime that was the final conviction.

For example, in a case with a negotiated domestic violence case, the docket it might show a complaint for battery domestic violence, but have a disposition saying conviction for disturbing the peace (misdemeanor).

Clark County, NV practitioner.

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Agreed. Disposition is the final "result" of the case. The disposition was a suspended sentence or sentencing was deferred, or the verdict was "not guilty."

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