Request Deferred Disposition (Health & Safety / Penal code violations):
On health & safety and penal code cases, if you have not been placed on deferred disposition ("deferred") in the past twelve months for a non-traffic offense, you may request to be placed on deferred. If you are placed on deferred, the judge will give you a series of conditions that you are to comply with by specific deadlines. The term of the deferred period cannot exceed beyond the term of 180 days. You must, by law, pay at least the state fees at the time you are placed on deferred. The normal cost of a deferred is the fine plus $50 and state fees.
The terms of your probation include but are not limited to: immediate payment, cannot receive any non- traffic citations, keep your address updated with the court during deferred period, and must file a notarized statement of compliance with the court during the last two weeks of your probationary period.
Non-compliance with any of the terms will result in a conviction and immediate collection of the full range of fine and state fees ($574 subject to increase).