Withhold Adjudication

Definition:   when the court determines that a defendant is not likely to again engage in a criminal act and that the ends of justice and the welfare of society do not require the defendant suffer the penalty imposed by law, the court may withhold adjudication of guilt, stay the imposition of the sentence, and place the defendant on probation

Pronunciation:   \ə-ˌjü-di-ˈkā-shən\

Used in a Sentence:  When the court determined the defendant was not a threat to engage in the activity again it withheld adjudication and placed the defendant on probation.

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