There is a third type of probation in Georgia. It is for first time drug
offenses and it involves what is called deferred adjudication. This
means that if you have not been convicted of a prior drug offense,
the judge can place you on probation and can require you to undergo
rehabilitation including medical treatment for up to three years.
If you successfully complete this probation, the charges are
dismissed. However, if you violate your probation, the court may
find you guilty and sentence you accordingly. One immediate benefit
is that your Georgia driver's license will not be suspended.
OCGA § 16-13-2
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