What is the difference between adjudication with held and adjudication of guilt with held?

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What is the difference between adjudication with held and adjudication of guilt with held?

I would like to know the difference. the judge said adjudication with held and the paper work says adjudication of guilt with held. Thank you

Asked on May 8, 2009 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

There is no difference.  "Adjudication" is a fancy word for the official, on-the-record decision of whether you are guilty or not guilty, although in some sense you could include the sentence in that as well.

The wording in the papers is a little more precise, and it probably matches exactly the way the wording is, in the statute (written law) that allows the judge to do this for you.

Reading your paperwork carefully is a good idea, in this situation and pretty much anything else (contracts and so forth). But don't let that make you lose sight of the most important thing:  you're getting a break here, and you need to stay out of trouble.  Don't look for ways to try and beat the system, because it's more likely that the system will beat you.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

This is a duplicate question.


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