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Deferred Sentencing

Domestic Violence Deferred Sentencing Program

The Domestic Violence Deferred Sentencing Program is offered to eligible persons accused of domestic violence crimes in Washington County, Oregon. Eligibility is decided by the Washington County District Attorney’s office and the presiding judge.

Entering the program allows the accused to avoid a trial and possible conviction by entering a guilty plea and agreeing to complete the program requirements within eighteen months. The program must be successfully completed within eighteen months. There are no extensions. Successful completion of the program results in a dismissal of the charge(s). If the program participant fails to meet the requirements of the program, participation in the program may be revoked, resulting in the person being sentenced for the original crime.

Below are documents that explain the program parameters, including the guidelines that program participants must follow and information on the No Contact Order.

If you have additional questions regarding the Deferred Sentencing Program, please contact Amy Smith at 503-846-3026.


Letter to Victim of Crime

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Rules