If you were caught with petty theft and had to go to one class and in return had no other punishment placed on you.. does this mean I was under deferred adjudication? I'm really concerned because I'm applying for something and they state they will deny me if I have a deferred adjudication on my record..The court ordered me to go to the court. So does this mean I am still serving a misdemeanor deferred adjudication or is it off of my record now? I'm just not sure how it would show up on my record. I turned in my certificate of completion to the court and they said my case was dismissed... also, will this be counted as an "attempted misdemeanor offense?" or is that a whole different charge. I was never arrested.. the officer just came and gave me a citation for petty theft and when to appear in court. The DA then offered me a diversion class & once completed I had another court date to show my certificate of completion and I was told my case is dismissed..