Deferred Sentence & No Jail

My client, and elderly woman, was driving her best friend when she turned left in front of another vehicle. Sadly, her friend died from complications resulting from the accident. This was a tragic case with a mistake but no ill-intent nor intentional carelessness. After negotiations with the deputy district attorney, my client was offered a plea agreement in which she plead guilty to the charge, but received only a 12 month deferred sentence with minimal conditions and no jail. After the 12 months, so long as my client did not pick up any additional charges and completed the minimal conditions, the case would be dismissed.