NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Conditional Discharge
As an experienced NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer, I am often asked by clients about conditional discharge. New York is different from other states. A conditional discharge from New York is not the same as a conditional discharge in New Jersey. A conditional discharge in New York is not a diversionary program, as it is in New Jersey. A conditional discharge is part of a sentence. A judge will sentence you to a conditional discharge indicating to you that there are several conditions that you have to meet in order for your sentence to be successfully completed.
Number one will be that you have to stay out of trouble for at least a year. It might be longer. There might be other conditions of your conditional discharge: paying fines, surcharges. There might be community service or restitution involved. Be aware if your sentence has a conditional discharge in it in the state of New York, it’s not the same as New Jersey and I can explain to you the nuances of your particular case. Give me a ring.
Do you know what happens with conditional discharge? Contact our experienced NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer for advice.