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A deferred sentence is a finding of guilt that will not necessarily result in a criminal conviction. With a deferred sentence, the judge is deferring the conviction until some date in the future. The deferral of the conviction is almost always dependent on the Defendant completing certain terms and conditions enumerated in the plea agreement. If the Defendant is able to complete all of the terms and conditions of the pea agreement during his or her probation, then the charges will be dismissed at the end of the probationary period without a conviction.

A suspended sentence is a finding of guilt that will result in a criminal conviction. With a suspended sentence, the judge is suspending the incarceration time until some date in the future. The suspension of the jail time is almost always dependent on the Defendant completing certain terms and conditions enumerated in the plea agreement. If the Defendant is able to complete all of the terms and conditions of the pea agreement during his or her probation, then the Defendant will still have a conviction for the criminal violation, however the suspended jail time will be discharged at the end of the probationary period.

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