I was arrested and charged with 2 felonies over 15 years ago. I took a plea deal and adjudication was withheld. While I was on probation, I was required to register as a felon in the county I lived in. After everything was completed, charges were dropped. I’m interested in registering to vote.
You cannot receive a withhold and have charged dropped... it's one or the other (you may want to hop onto the Clerk of Court's website and check your case status).
Regardless you only lose your rights if you are adjudicated guilty and convicted so it sounds to me like you never lost your right to vote.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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Contrary to what counsel above states, some State Attorneys do require you to enter a plea and have a withhold of adjudication imposed in order for you to participate in certain diversion/intervention programs and if you successfully complete the program you are allowed to withdraw your plea and the charges are dismissed. Regardless, based on the facts as you presented them, you are not considered a convicted felon under Florida law. First, a withhold of adjudication does not cause you to lose your civil rights. Second, a dismissal does not cause you to lose your civil rights.
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