What is a Conditional Discharge?
This procedure allows defendants charged with certain drug offenses to be monitored for a period of time determined by the court. The judge may require the defendant to attend drug counseling and have random drug tests. To be eligible, a defendant must have:

- Never been convicted of a drug offense in any state or federal court, and

- Never been granted a conditional discharge before, and

- Never received pre-trial intervention or pre-trial diversion in any state or federal court

If granted a conditional discharge, the defendant must pay mandatory assessments and the judge may suspend their driving privileges. If during the monitoring period no additional offenses have been committed, and there is compliance with all conditions (including satisfying all financial obligations), the original charge(s) will be dismissed.

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1. What is the Municipal Court?
2. What type of cases are heard in Municipal Court?
3. When is a court appearance required?
4. How do I enter a Not Guilty Plea?
5. What happens on your day in court?
6. In what order are cases called?
7. What are "indictable charges"?
8. What happens at an "arraignment" or "first appearance"?
9. Who are the people involved in court?
10. Who is entitled to a public defender?
11. What is a Plea Agreement?
12. What happens during a trial?
13. What are the possible penalties?
14. What is mediation?
15. What is a Conditional Discharge?
16. How can I appeal my case?