Brandon, MS asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: Ms code 99-15-26 b2 -3 When a defendant is put on pretrial diversion program shall the court release the bail bond ?

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Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
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A: Pretrial diversion is something that is separate and apart from regular nonadjudication, which the referenced statute deals with. With pretrial diversion, the case is still considered open, and there is typically not any admission of guilt, as much as there is participation in the program with the understanding that after a certain amount of time, the charge will be dismissed.

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