New York Criminal Defense Attorney Explains ACD
As an experienced New York Criminal Defense Attorney, I am often asked by clients about the Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. In New York, we have what’s called an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. We have an acronym we call ACD, or in some courts we call it an ACOD. Essentially, what that means is after a period of time where first of all you’ve gone to court with your attorney and your attorney has negotiated for you an ACD, it’s essentially a diversion where there’s no conviction and you have to stay out of trouble.
Sometimes it’s community service, sometimes it’s restitution that are attached to a satisfaction of the ACD, and as long as time passes and there’s no other arrests or other charges brought on you by other events, then your case gets dismissed. It’s a very good tool for someone who’s never been in trouble before or is facing a charge that the prosecutor or the judge is willing to grant you an ACD.
Do you know what ACD is? Contact our experienced New York Criminal Defense Attorney for guidance.