Dismissal Without Leave After Deferred

Definition - What does Dismissal Without Leave After Deferred mean?

Dismissal without leave after deferred means that a person has had criminal charges brought against him or her but those charges were dropped due to a specific set of conditions. Typically, conditions for dismissal without leave after deferred will involve a certain length of time passing (often between 90-365 days), and criteria designed to hopefully prevent the defendant from committing the same infraction again, such as participating in anger management programs, rehab for drug abuse, or community service hours performed.

WorkplaceTesting explains Dismissal Without Leave After Deferred

Dismissal without leave after deferred may appear on employment background checks but a potential employer may want to differentiate this status from a convicted status. While very different from a not guilty verdict or a dismissal of charges because of lack of probable cause, there were still circumstances surrounding the incident that led a judge to dismiss the charges without jail time if the defendant participated in some other form of corrective behavior.

However, if dismissal without leave after deferred is treated on a case by case basis instead of an automatic disqualifier by employers, it is important to note what the original offense was as it could affect the company's legal liability if someone with a dismissial without leave after deferred record is hired for a relevant safty sensative position. For example, if someone with that type of record for a drunk driving offense is hired in a driving position.

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