A deferred prosecution is an agreement
between someone who is charged with a crime and the State Attorney’s
Office. This agreement will require that within a specified period of
time, the person charged with a crime will complete all requirements in
the agreement. Once those requirements or sanctions are completed and
proof of the completion is provided to the State in the time required,
the State Attorney’s Office will drop the charges against the accused.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I get an extension to complete my Deferred Prosecution?
You may not have an extension of time. Please be sure to
have the Deferred Prosecution Sanctions completed by the deadline given.
Who can call to ask Questions about my Deferred Prosecution?
We will only provide answers about your case to you or
We will only provide answers to you or your attorney once
you review the information on this website and still have questions
3) I have been required to complete one of the following;
Milepost, Anger Management, Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment, or
Mental Health Evaluation or Treatment, but I live out of town or out of
State. What should I do?
You may complete a similar program or evaluation in your
area and provide proof of completion of that program or evaluation and
Milepost has a website and 1-800 number that will help you
find one in your area:
If I’ve lost my Deferred Prosecution and need another copy, where can I
Our office will not provide you with another
copy of your deferred prosecution.
You will need to go to the Clerk of the Court (220 S. Main
Street, 4th Floor, (352) 337-6250) and pay for another copy.
Are there limitations on where I can do my community service hours?
You may do Community Service in your area, but you must go
through Court Services (352) 338-7390 to complete your community service
Hours that do not go through Court Services will not be
6) If I do Community Service Hours do I still need to pay the
$50 Cost of Prosecution?
Yes, you must pay the $50 Cost of Prosecution even if you
complete Community Service hours instead of making a charitable
The $50 Cost of Prosecution cannot be reduced to Community
You may not pay the $50 Cost of Prosecution
in cash or personal check. Only money orders or cashier’s checks will
7) Once I complete the Deferred Prosecution and provide proof of
completion to the State Attorney’s Office, what will happen with my
If you have no further violations of the law during the
deferred prosecution period and have provide proof of completion, the
Charges against you will be dropped or dismissed by the State Attorney’s
The Case and Charges will still be on your “record.”
However, it will show that the charges against you were dropped.
If you would like to have the charges removed completely
from your record, you must have the charges expunged.
If you would like information on whether or not you are
eligible for expunction and the process, see this website:
8) I was planning to pay the charity but have changed my mind
and want to do community service or I was planning to do community
service hours and now would like to pay the charity. Is that okay?
The option is yours; it does not matter to our office
which option you choose.
Provide us with proof of either the
community service hours or the charitable contribution by the deadline.
9) When is my DP supposed to be complete?
You must provide proof of compliance to our office one
month before the end of your deferred prosecution period.
If you have a 4 month Deferred Prosecution, have all proof
to our office in 3 months from the date the agreement was signed.
If you have a 6 month Deferred Prosecution, have all proof
to our office in 5 months from the date the agreement was signed.
10) Where do I send my donation?
The second page of your Deferred Prosecution agreement
gives you the full address of the charity. It will also explain the form
of payment the charity will accept.
11) I didn’t receive my receipt or
have lost it, what do I do now?
You must call the charity and ask for verification that
the money was received. You may ask the charity to fax a copy of the
receipt to the State Attorney’s Office in the county where the case was
Alachua - 352-337-6149
Baker - 904-259-8681
Bradford - 904-966-6168
Gilchrist - 352-463-3408
Levy - 352-486-5168
Union - 386-496-1732
charity should include your name and case number on the fax