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What does it mean when you're on deferred disposition, and now your background check shows revocation?

Ridgeway, VA |

I was assaulted by someone, and they was given deferred disposition. Now it's showing up revocation under their background. what does that mean?

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    IF a person was given a deferred disposition on an assault case and it says revocation on their background, it usually means that they violated the terms of their deferred finding and they have to go before the court to show cause why they should not be convicted. Essentially, they violated their probation and now risk having the conviction.

    This is not intended to be legal advice: it is for general informational or educational purposes only. For a free consultation, visit www.dischleylaw.com.


  2. Probably that they violated the terms of their probation (deferred action is a form of same).

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  3. Generally it would mean that the individual failed to do everything he was ordered to do to have the charge dismissed. Generally though, it would simply show up as a conviction of the underlying charge. You may be able to contact the local prosecutors office to follow-up if they were involved in the case.

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