What is a disposition

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john1990
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What is a disposition

Postby john1990 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:54 am

I have a criminal record for which i have to disclose the date and disposition, but im not sure what a disposition includes. Do i simply state the verdict
IE not guilty versus guilty and for what?

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Re: What is a disposition

Postby Bronte » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:04 am

john1990 wrote:I have a criminal record for which i have to disclose the date and disposition, but im not sure what a disposition includes. Do i simply state the verdict
IE not guilty versus guilty and for what?


The disposition is the outcome of the case. Most minor crimes do not result in a verdict. For first time offenders, they're usually dismissed after agreeing to reparations with the prosecutor. There are also different deferral and divergence programs. Even for more serious crimes, the defendant usually enters a plea agreement with the prosecutor. That's why it doesn't say "verdict."

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Re: What is a disposition

Postby john1990 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:13 am

Bronte wrote:
john1990 wrote:I have a criminal record for which i have to disclose the date and disposition, but im not sure what a disposition includes. Do i simply state the verdict
IE not guilty versus guilty and for what?


The disposition is the outcome of the case. Most minor crimes do not result in a verdict. For first time offenders, they're usually dismissed after agreeing to reparations with the prosecutor. There are also different deferral and divergence programs. Even for more serious crimes, the defendant usually enters a plea agreement with the prosecutor. That's why it doesn't say "verdict."


so would i say for example [completely theoretical]


jay walking while wearing a purple sweater (11/11/11 guilty of wearing yellow socks)

skipping in public (12/12/12 not guilty)

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Re: What is a disposition

Postby john1990 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:05 pm

im not trying to make fun of my record with my examples, i just don't want to make my charges public or create the impression that i was charged for any crime by including it in an example

So is my format correct?

how would you state:

arrested for A, convicted of B
Arrested for A, charges dropped




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