Can you explain withhold of adjudication in Florida?
Answer: So withhold of adjudication is something that’s very unique to Florida law. It’s basically withholding a conviction or withholding an adjudication. It’s kind of a play on words. But what it means, in essence, is if you go in front of the judge and the prosecutor wants a withhold of adjudication or the judge ultimately gives you a withhold of adjudication, under Florida law that is not a conviction. That’s important because assuming you have no previous criminal history for anything anywhere, you might be able to seal your record with a withhold of adjudication. So it’s extremely important especially in drug cases that if the prosecutor is willing, and the judge ultimately gives it to you, and you receive a withhold of adjudication, that potentially would make you eligible to seal your record. And sealing your record, especially on drug cases, is something that could be very important for your future.