While we HAVE had a couple of attorneys that are members here, last I saw of them they were hiding under the table, and whimpering softly.
I would urge you to follow the advice of YOUR attorney that is licensed in YOUR state. There is a major difference between a deferred adjudication and probation. In MY state, a deferred adjudication, once satisfied, results in withdrawal of charges. There IS no conviction.
However, I am not IN your state. Your attorney IS.