A CWOF is short for continued without a finding. You are admiting that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict you of the charge. However, rather than a conviction you are agreeing to be placed on probation for a period of time ( eg 6 months, a year etc) without a guilty finding so long as you adhere to the conditions of probation. However, if you fail to comply with probation or get charged with a criminal offense, your case may come back in front of a judge and you CWOF can be changed to a guilty and you may have additional penalties. if you are able to complete the terms of the CWOF, your case gets dismissed.( However, it stays on your criminal record and is treated as an admission on your criminal record)