Florida State Seal followed by Eighth judicial circuit

Deferred Prosecution

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

1 How do I get an extension to complete my Deferred Prosecution?

2 ) Who can call to ask Questions about my Deferred Prosecution?

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?

4 ) If I’ve lost my Deferred Prosecution and need another copy, where can I get one?

5 ) Are there limitations on where I can do my community service hours?

6 ) If I do Community Service Hours do I still need to pay the $100 Cost of Prosecution?

7 ) Once I complete the Deferred Prosecution and provide proof of completion to the State Attorney’s Office, what will happen with my case?

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?

9 ) When is my DP supposed to be complete?

10 ) Where do I send my donation?

11 ) I didn’t receive my receipt or have lost it, what do I do now?