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What Is a Pretrial Diversion?

Many people who are charged with a crime will only ever be charged with that one offense. That first charge may be destructive enough to keep them from ever doing anything that would lead to encountering the criminal justice system again. Ever.

Even a first encounter can be a terrifying experience and have devastating effects on your life, such as embarrassment, loss of employment, financial issues, and family problems. And those are only the temporary, non-legal impacts of a brush with the law.

A permanent criminal charge on your record can impact you for many years to come, and it has the potential to destroy your future. That’s partly why the pretrial diversion program (PTD) was created.

About the Pretrial Diversion Program in Texas

Pretrial diversion allows first offenders, the ones who will likely never reoffend, a chance to avoid trial, enter the supervision and service program, and then be eligible for a dismissal and expunction of their criminal records.

If you think you may be eligible for a pretrial diversion dismissal, contact a criminal attorney with the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy to discuss your case.

Eligibility Criteria for Pretrial Diversion in Texas

To qualify for the pretrial diversion (PTD) program, the person must generally meet the following eligibility requirements, although the decision is often up to the district attorney:

  • Can’t be a danger to the community
  • Has little criminal history
  • No red flags in the circumstances of the case
  • Can’t test positive for drugs during pretrial diversion
  • Must accept responsibility for the criminal act and express remorse
  • No existing substance abuse or other issues that would be an obstacle to the completion of the program

If you believe you would be eligible for the PTD program, you and your attorney will likely need to complete an application.

Signing the Pretrial Diversion Agreement

Pretrial diversion is a program that you must commit to in order to reap the benefits.

You must sign the agreement, which means you’re agreeing to the following in most cases: waiving some of your rights, community supervision, and pleading guilty. To determine whether this program is a good fit for you and your case, speak with an attorney at our firm.

Call a Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you’re a first-time offender and the crime you’re being charged with meets certain specifications, you may be eligible for the pretrial diversion program. Participating in this program may be a great option for your future because getting a pretrial dismissal can make you eligible to have your criminal record expunged.

Give an attorney at the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy a call today at 817-605-1010. You can also enter your information into the contact form below. We can show you how to fix this mess so the effects of one mistake won’t last forever.

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