What happens if a Class C misdemeanor deferred adjudication is not completed?
Question Details: I have never been arrested or in trouble before. I was not arrested for this offense but was given a ticket for theft under $100. I met with the DA who offered deferred adjudication. I have completed all of it but 16 hours of community service. The agreement's end date is in 5 days. I've had trouble finishing these hours so I'm trying to find put what will happen if all but those hours are completed? What are my options if its not done?
Any number of things could happen. First, the DA could file a motion to revoke and make you pay a fine. If the judge grants the motion, you will be considered as 'convicted of the offense.' If you don't want a conviction on your record, then you can ask for an extension so that you can complete the last 16 hours. Sometimes, you can offer to pay a little bit more on your fine to excuse your community service requirement. You can make these requests to the judge or the DA. If the DA does not file a motion to revoke, then your deferred adjudication just expires and nothing happens.