Q: For employment purposes, what are my chances of getting an early ACD dismissal?
A: Under CPL Section 170.55, an ACD is an adjournment of the criminal proceeding against the defendant for a certain period of time -- at the end of which, the charges against the defendant will be dismissed. The defendant is required to "stay out of trouble" during the adjournment period or else the criminal charges may be restored by the prosecutor.
Whether you are eligible for an ACD depends on the crime you are charged with, criminal history, district attorneys office, and a number of other factors.
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