First Time Arrest

Clients with No Prior Criminal History Whatsoever

As someone without a prior arrest record, you have many options available to you where this first time arrest will not result in a conviction. Lack of any prior criminal history can lead to many favorable outcomes including:

Dropped Charges

In many instances, we can have your case dropped before formal charges are ever filed. Your lack of prior criminal history can change the way the prosecutor views your case. We can make contact with your intake attorney and present your side of the story, often times ignored or neglected by the law enforcement agency investigating this incident.

Reduced Criminal Charges

We can negotiate with the prosecutor for drastically reduced charges. As most criminal cases comprise a unique set of circumstances, the degree to which your charges may be reduced will depend on various factors such as your lack of any prior arrests, the facts of your case, your assigned judge, your prosecutor, actual evidence against you and other specifics surrounding your particular situation.

Pretrial Diversion

With little or no prior criminal record, you may be eligible to enter into a diversion program.  Pretrial diversion is a program available to clients accused of a first offense of a third-degree felony or misdemeanor offense. Local diversion programs are available for clients charged with:

We can review the facts of your case and submit a request to the State Attorney’s Office for your entry into the appropriate diversion program. We have the experience and know-how to point to mitigating factors that may help justify your acceptance.

Drug Court: Avoiding a Criminal Conviction

If you have been charged with a drug possession crime or an offense that is directly related to an addiction issue, the adult drug court diversion program may be a viable option for you. Drug court is a court-supervised treatment program for non-violent offenders. If you successfully complete diversionary drug court, your charges will be dismissed upon successful completion of the program. If you complete drug court as a condition of probation, you will receive a withhold of adjudication. A withhold of adjudication avoids a formal conviction. By entering drug court, you can avoid both jail time and a formal conviction. Read our web page on Orange County Drug Court & Seminole County Drug Court.

Reduced Criminal Penalties

In the prosecutor does file formal charges against you, we are often able to mitigate sentencing penalties, again by stressing your clean prior record. We argue for more lenient punishment.

First Offense, No Prior Record Defense Lawyer

Early intervention from an experienced first time arrest lawyer is critical to ensure that your case can benefit from your lack of prior record. Bryce Fetter has handled numerous cases for individuals arrested in Orange County, Seminole County and the surrounding areas. The majority of our first time offender cases result in dismissal, reduction in charges or pretrial diversion. Call Bryce Fetter at 407.740.7275 today to discuss your options.

Clients with No Prior Criminal History Whatsoever

As someone without a prior arrest record, you have many options available to you where this first time arrest will not result in a conviction. Lack of any prior criminal history can lead to many favorable outcomes including:

Dropped Charges

In many instances, we can have your case dropped before formal charges are ever filed. Your lack of prior criminal history can change the way the prosecutor views your case. We can make contact with your intake attorney and present your side of the story, often times ignored or neglected by the law enforcement agency investigating this incident.

Reduced Criminal Charges

We can negotiate with the prosecutor for drastically reduced charges. As most criminal cases comprise a unique set of circumstances, the degree to which your charges may be reduced will depend on various factors such as your lack of any prior arrests, the facts of your case, your assigned judge, your prosecutor, actual evidence against you and other specifics surrounding your particular situation.

Pretrial Diversion

With little or no prior criminal record, you may be eligible to enter into a diversion program.  Pretrial diversion is a program available to clients accused of a first offense of a third-degree felony or misdemeanor offense. Local diversion programs are available for clients charged with:

We can review the facts of your case and submit a request to the State Attorney’s Office for your entry into the appropriate diversion program. We have the experience and know-how to point to mitigating factors that may help justify your acceptance.

Drug Court: Avoiding a Criminal Conviction

If you have been charged with a drug possession crime or an offense that is directly related to an addiction issue, the adult drug court diversion program may be a viable option for you. Drug court is a court-supervised treatment program for non-violent offenders. If you successfully complete diversionary drug court, your charges will be dismissed upon successful completion of the program. If you complete drug court as a condition of probation, you will receive a withhold of adjudication. A withhold of adjudication avoids a formal conviction. By entering drug court, you can avoid both jail time and a formal conviction. Read our web page on Orange County Drug Court & Seminole County Drug Court.

Reduced Criminal Penalties

In the prosecutor does file formal charges against you, we are often able to mitigate sentencing penalties, again by stressing your clean prior record. We argue for more lenient punishment.

First Offense, No Prior Record Defense Lawyer

Early intervention from an experienced first time arrest lawyer is critical to ensure that your case can benefit from your lack of prior record. Bryce Fetter has handled numerous cases for individuals arrested in Orange County, Seminole County and the surrounding areas. The majority of our first time offender cases result in dismissal, reduction in charges or pretrial diversion. Call Bryce Fetter at 407-740-7275 today to discuss your options.

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