What is a Continuance Without a Finding (CWOF)?

Jerry (Guest) on Friday, April 26 2013, 09:21 AM
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    Replied by Attorney Peter Paulousky on Friday, April 26 2013, 09:23 AM · Hide · #1
    In Massachusetts, a continuance without a finding, or CWOF, is one manner of resolving a criminal complaint against a Defendant. A CWOF is an agreement between the Prosecutor and Defendant that the Prosecutor can demonstrate sufficient facts to the Court that the Defendant engaged in the alleged criminal activity. In return for this plea, the Court will continue the matter without rendering a verdict and instead impose conditions upon the Defendant to follow for a certain period of time. If the Defendant complies with the terms of the CWOF, the matter against him or her will be dismissed by the Court.
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