The State offers what is called a Plea in Abeyance which is an agreement between the Defendant and the City Prosecutor, and approved by the Judge. A plea in abeyance means that you plead "guilty" or "no contest" to the charges, and your plea will be held in abeyance for up to one year. If you complete the conditions of a plea in abeyance agreement, the charges will dismissed after the abeyance period, so that there is no conviction on your record. Although the charges are ultimately dismissed, the records still exist. To have the records sealed you will have to have them expunged. Qualifying for this agreement is based upon the charge and various circumstances. If you are interested in this agreement, please contact the Court Clerk for eligibility.