Originally Posted by peplaw06
Yeah we call it a pre-trial diversion here where I practice. I suspect that's what it's called in Dallas, but it could be something different. And I think if Dez were convicted he would likely get a term of probation. The only difference is he doesn't have to go into court and say he's guilty or go through a trial, assuming he holds up his end of the deal.
So let me be a little more direct here. Is this generally the sort of deal that someone who feels they can avoid conviction in a trial takes? I realize that not all cases are the same - but give me a general answer.