Deferred Prosecution Agreements suspends the filing of criminal complaints to give an accused a certain period of time to fulfill conditions specific to his crime and his needs. These individuals tend to correct themselves, as their introduction to the formal criminal justice system can be ineffective in reducing relapses. The management of these cases is designed in such a way as not to be intrusive and allows the defendant to fulfill his conditions and the time necessary to eliminate his charges. In addition, these agreements will not be known to the public. If the accused do not fulfil their conditions or do not receive a new criminal complaint, the Public Prosecutor`s Office may resume the prosecution or proceedings against the offence. The Distraction Program works in coordination with the Victim/Witness Coordinator to ensure that victims have a voice when such cases are considered for distraction. The distraction program considers the impact that a particular offence may have on victims of crime and considers the views of victims before being included in the program. The reimbursement of damage and the reduction of damage for the Community shall have priority before concluding agreements. The program complies with victim rights laws as set forth in Chapter 950 of the Wisconsin Statutes. When a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is offered to you, you often have to plead guilty to the offence you are charged with. The court will postpone the registration of a judgment against you, and you will therefore not be convicted. However, by typing your plea, you are giving up some very important rights that can be very difficult, if not impossible. 15 The State argues that Kaczmarski is not entitled to a specific benefit on the basis of the “Clean Hands” doctrine, because it suggests that he has committed a criminal offence, which is contrary to the provisions of the Agreement on Deferred Prosecutions.5 According to the clean hands doctrine, a party who has been guilty of “serious misconduct” of the cases in a dispute, As a result, the party “has, to some extent, damaged the just relations that between the two parties resulting from the transaction are not granted if they are brought to justice.” Timm v.
Portage County Drainage Drainage Dist., 145 Wis.2d 743, 753, 429 N.W.2d 512 (Ct.App.1988) (citation omitted). “Before a court can deny an applicant complacency assistance on the `clean hands` doctrine, it must be clear that the things the applicant seeks to remedy are the result [of his own unlawful or unlawful conduct].” S&M Low Pressure Serv. v. Baer, 77 Wis.2d 454, 467, 252 N.W.2d 913 (1977). 16 The State`s clean hands argument fails for at least two reasons. First, Kaczmarski does not seek to “lighten justice”; it shall endeavour to enforce the agreement on deferred prosecutions. Second, the conduct invoked by the State, the application of the clean hands doctrine, the violation of the Kaczmarski agreement on deferred prosecutions, is not related to the damages that Kaczmarski seeks to remedy. . . .