The court may continue a case without a finding (“CWOF”) upon the defendant’s admission to sufficient facts. The defendant is placed on probation for a fixed period of time. If a defendant satisfies the terms of the continuance without a finding, for the designated time period, the case against the defendant is dismissed. If the court finds, after conducting a 13 March 28, 2016 probation violation hearing pursuant to the Dist./Mun. Cts. R. Prob. Viol., that the defendant has violated the terms of the continuance without a finding, the court may enter a guilty finding and impose a sentence or alter the conditions of probation.
(From the Boston Municipal Court & District Court Sentencing Bench Book)