Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ) is designed for a population of drug offenders, who enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendre ("no contest") to legally-specified drug related charges. The offenders are ordered to participate in a program of drug education and basic counseling. They are also placed on DEJ probation, usually for 12-18 months, during which their performance is monitored by a special DEJ Deputy Probation Officer (DPO) (one DPO in the South San Francisco office and one in the Redwood City office). The Deputy Probation Officers monitor treatment progress and any new arrests. They report their findings to the Court and recommend potential court actions.

Offenders satisfactorily completing DEJ probation additionally benefit by having their guilty or no contest pleas dismissed at the end of the probation term, relieving them of the legal obligation to report that conviction.

If you have questions about a court case, contact theĀ San Mateo County Courts.
If you want to know which Deputy Probation Officer is assigned to your adult case, call (650) 363-4244.
If you want to know which Deputy Probation Officer is assigned to your juvenile case, call (650) 312-8807.