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9. DEJ and Diversion

One last review.


Time to Review

Review1. What is deferred entry of judgment?

  1. Deferred entry of judgment is a program in which defendants plead guilty to the charges against them in exchange for participation in authorized drug rehabilitation programs.
  2. Deferred entry of judgment means an immediate automatic dismissal of the charges.
  3. Deferred entry of judgment is a type of probation.
  4. Both a and c are correct.

Review2. Are there repercussions on a defendant’s immigration status if he or she participates in a deferred entry of judgment program?

  1. No, immigration status is unrelated.
  2. It is impossible to tell. Therefore, don’t mention it.
  3. Yes, the consequences of deferred entry of judgment on a defendant’s immigration status may be both negative and significant.

Review3. How do Proposition 36 and DEJ interact with one another?

  1. They cancel each other out.
  2. Unsuccessful completion of deferred entry of judgment triggers the post-conviction sentencing scheme of Proposition 36.
  3. Only one program can exist in any given county.

Review4. Are there other programs in addition to DEJ and Proposition 36 available to defendants charged with other small-time offenses?

  1. Yes, for example, there is Mandatory Marijuana Diversion.
  2. Yes, for example, there is Preguilty Plea Drug Court.
  3. Yes, for example, there is Misdemeanor Diversion.
  4. All of the above

 
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