Defendant Granted Deferred Entry of Judgment Couldn’t Be Terminated Based Solely on Inability to Pay Program Fees

Jan 10, 2011

In this case, Judge Cantil-Sakauye of the California Third Appellate District, held that a defendant granted deferred entry of judgment could not be terminated based solely on the inability to pay program fees of the drug diversion program she had been referred to.  She presented evidence of her inability to pay.  She should not have been terminated from durg diversion on this basis.

The case is: People v. Trask, C.A. 3d, Dec 29, 2010; C0684804