Time to Review
1. What is deferred entry of judgment?
- 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.
- Deferred entry of judgment means an immediate automatic dismissal of the charges.
- Deferred entry of judgment is a type of probation.
- Both a and c are correct.
2. Are there repercussions on a defendant’s immigration status if he or she participates in a deferred entry of judgment program?
- No, immigration status is unrelated.
- It is impossible to tell. Therefore, don’t mention it.
- Yes, the consequences of deferred entry of judgment on a defendant’s immigration status may be both negative and significant.
3. How do Proposition 36 and DEJ interact with one another?
- They cancel each other out.
- Unsuccessful completion of deferred entry of judgment triggers the post-conviction sentencing scheme of Proposition 36.
- Only one program can exist in any given county.
4. Are there other programs in addition to DEJ and Proposition 36 available to defendants charged with other small-time offenses?
- Yes, for example, there is Mandatory Marijuana Diversion.
- Yes, for example, there is Preguilty Plea Drug Court.
- Yes, for example, there is Misdemeanor Diversion.
- All of the above