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Will I be required to appear at the 5-year hearing on a deferred prosecution?

Maybe. It depends on the Court. This is the hearing where your DUI is dismissed. If you are in compliance, timely completed the 2-year treatment and complied with all the other court's conditions ...
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Can I drink alcohol on a mental health deferred prosecution?

No. One of the conditions of a DUI deferred prosecution whether for mental health or alcoholism is no drinking. This condition is in place for the duration of the five (5) year deferred prosecution ...
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Can I get my Deferred Prosecution dismissed early?

No. Notwithstanding, your completing alcohol/drug treatment ahead of schedule. (you started treatment before entering deferred prosecution in Court - not unusual) According to Washington State law the ...
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When can I enter a deferred prosecution on my DUI?

Anytime, up to seven (7) days before trial. Although, I have entered them as late as the day of trial. Obviously, you need to know the Court and what they will accept.
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Do I need to get the Deferred Prosecution Petition into the Court beforehand?

Yes. In most cases, the Judge (and prosecutor) would like the opportunity to review a Petition for Deferred Prosecution and accompanying documents on a DUI charge before your Court appearance. Some ...
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Is a Deferred Prosecution recorded as a conviction?

No. If you do a Deferred Prosecution for a DUI or Physical Control in Washington State it is not a conviction at any pont. (unlike a deferred sentence). However, the Deferred Prosecution does remain ...
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Does a Deferred Prosecution require SR-22 insurance?

No. If you enter a deferred prosecution SR-22 will not be required. This can result in substantial savings in insurance premiums. However, there is one important exception - if you refused the breath ...
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What makes you eligible for a deferred prosecution?

To be eligible for a deferred prosecution you must state that the wrongful conduct (DUI) was caused by or a result of alcoholism (dependency), drug addiction or mental problems. Alcohol ...
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Should I enter a Deferred Prosecution on a 1st offense DUI?

Probably not. Usually, I would recommend against entering a deferred prosecution on a first offense DUI. In Washington State you get one opportunity to do a deferred prosecution in your lifetime. ...
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