Does your felony get dropped to a misdemeanor after completing judicial diversion?

Asked on July 19, 2012 under Criminal Law, New York


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not the plead out felony that you received gets reduced to a misdemeanor after a successful diversion program by you depends upon what the court order states when you plead out.

As such you need to carefully read the court's minutes as to your plea. My experience is that if one successfully completes a diversion program as ordered, the charge is dismissed as a matter of law per the court's order.

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