When a prosecutor offers you an ACD, or Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, it means that both the judge and the DA believe that justice is best served by putting the case on hold and reconsidering the situation down the road, six months or a year.
If things go well and you stay out of trouble, then at the end of an ACD, your case is dismissed and the arrest record is sealed.
New York law states very clearly that an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal is not a conviction and there is no admission of guilt implied.
It also states that no one receiving an ACD “shall suffer any disability or forfeiture as a result of such order,” meaning that your rights remain intact, including your Second Amendment rights.
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