CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Several people who were arrested when law enforcement officers broke up a pro-Palestine protest encampment at the University of Virginia were in court on Wednesday.

Some cases have already been dismissed.

Kristen Finn was accused of assaulting a law enforcement officer, but the charge was dropped after prosecutors talked with the arresting officers.

Another five cases in which people were facing trespassing charges have also been dropped.

Four trespassing cases have been continued and will be in court again in July.

In most of the cases, the people accused have entered into differed prosecution agreements that if they remain on good behavior until Aug. 15, the charges against them will be dropped.

Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Hingeley said his office has a policy that first time offenders for trespassing never face jail time. He added that agreements like the ones approved Wednesday are common. 

"I don't think he went beyond what he normally does and I think he felt constrained not to treat this any differently because then you would suggest that it's the content of the speech that's dictating a different approach," defense attorney Jeff Fogel said. 

Albemarle County and Charlottesville police department officers and Virginia State Police troopers were all on hand when the encampment was removed on May 4.

For the most part, the protest had been peaceful. The University says the issue arose when the protesters pitched tents and then refused to take them down and the arrival of outside agitators.