We do get asked by potential clients if pretrial diversion is a possibility for their Texas criminal case.
It’s a voluntary program that allows you to avoid a criminal conviction and have the charges dismissed once you meet certain conditions.
It’s not the right fit for everyone in their criminal case.
You may qualify IF:
- You are a first-time offender,
- You don’t have a previous pretrial diversion,
- The crime is not related to family violence,
- The crime you’re charged with is a misdemeanor and not a felony,
- The only crime of sexual nature that is eligible would be a prostitution charge,
- You are not documented as a member of a gang.
Blizzard and Zimmerman, Attorneys, are experienced in helping clients through the process, which requires a certain amount of work on your part as well.
You will be required to comply with certain terms and conditions IF your application is accepted and once you successfully complete the program and your charges will be dismissed.
All cases are different, and your case is no exception.
Pretrial diversion is defined by Texas Government Code §76.011e.
It’s best for you to talk about pretrial diversion with an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney. Give us a call.
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