Would a crime recently discovered to occur before I signed a DPA make a DA negate the DPA?
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There is no uniform DPA, so start by reading yours. As you were likely on bond at the time, you may also be looking at bail jumping. You should be discussing this confidentially with your lawyer, not publicly on a free Q & A website. Good luck.
This answer is provided for general information only. No legal advice can be given without a consult as to the specifics of the case.
If you read the agreement, you will find that crimes committed before the signing of the DPA that were not known by the DA at the time can void the DPA. In addition, be aware that if the DPA is deemed successfully completed but the DA finds out shortly thereafter that you committed a violation of the agreement while it was pending, the DA can go back and move the court to undo the entry of orders consistent with successful completion. I would strongly advise you to discuss this issue with your attorney. Again, read the agreement document carefully.
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