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