In this case, the client was caught red handed dealing marijuana in an educational environment. The police found a substantial amount of evidence supporting the allegation that the client was selling rather than growing for her own use.
After several weeks of negotiation, the client entered a plea and her sentencing was deferred. That means that if she doesn't get into anymore trouble over the next five years, the case will be dismissed. Meanwhile, because the sentence is deferred, the client has not been convicted. Despite the nature of the charge, the client avoided the "convicted felon" label. Client also avoided jail...