Re: Probation Violation
I am not familiar with the program you are referring to. However, I wouldn't be so quick to assume that such an outcome qualifies as the charge being "dropped." This sounds to me more like a diversion program or a deferred prosecution...either of which is still likely to be viewed as a conviction by the GA probation agency. Charges being "dropped" means the prosecutor declines to pursue the charge and it is dismissed in court with no penalty or conditions. Since you say that counseling is required in the program you refer to, that sounds like there are penalties and/or conditions...which can only be imposed upon conviction. The program may well allow for the charge to be dismissed and expunged from your record upon completion of the court ordered conditions. But, such conditions cannot be imposed unless there is some form of conviction...and that conviction is likely all that the probation agency will be interested in.
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