Seminole County Misdemeanor Diversion

Seminole County misdemeanor pretrial diversion (PTD) offers you an alternative to formal criminal prosecution. Each participant signs a contract with the State Attorney’s Office agreeing to complete a voluntary program with certain requirements based on your charges.  Once you successfully complete the program  your pretrial diversion officer will send her file back to the State Attorneys office and your prosecutor or the head misdemeanor prosecutor will dismiss your case.

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When is My Case Reviewed for Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion

Unlike Orange County, other local jurisdictions, or even a Seminole County Felony case, approval for misdemeanor pretrial diversion is done by the intake department early on before your first date. It is important to hire an experienced lawyer to represent your interests and negotiate with your intake attorney before your first court date.

How Long is Pretrial Diversion?

Seminole county misdemeanor diversion program are either six months or nine months depending on your criminal charges. The program is nine months for a first degree misdemeanor and six months for a second degree misdemeanor.

am i eligible for pretrial diversion?

Seminole county has very strict guidelines for who they approve for misdemeanor pretrial diversion. you cant have any prior criminal convictions or have participated in a prior diversion program.

how much does pretrial diversion cost?

There are financial obligations associated with misdemeanor pretrial diversion, however these costs are often times less than if your case was prosecuted in criminal court. Since your charges will ultimately be dismissed the court lacks jurisdiction to charge you a fine or court costs. Misdemeanor costs can include:

  • $50 Cost of prosecution
  • $50 per month supervision fee
  • Cost of investigation
  • Restitution

what will i have to do in the program?

Misdemeanor sanctions vary by charge and can include any of the following:

  • Evaluation and follow up counseling if recommended
  • Random drug testing
  • Community service
  • No contact with the reported victim
  • Monthly written reports

What happens when once i complete the program?

Once you successfully complete the pretrial diversion program your case will be dismissed. This means you can apply to expunge your record if you are otherwise eligible.

SEMINOLE COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

If you are facing criminal charges in Seminole County then call me at 407-740-7275 to discuss your case.  I offer a free consultation so that I can learn about you, learn about your case and determine how I can help.

Seminole County misdemeanor pretrial diversion (PTD) offers you an alternative to formal criminal prosecution. Each participant signs a contract with the State Attorney’s Office agreeing to complete a voluntary program with certain requirements based on your charges.  Once you successfully complete the program  your pretrial diversion officer will send her file back to the State Attorneys office and your prosecutor or the head misdemeanor prosecutor will dismiss your case.

Government Building

When is My Case Reviewed for Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion

Unlike Orange County, other local jurisdictions, or even a Seminole County Felony case, approval for misdemeanor pretrial diversion is done by the intake department early on before your first date. It is important to hire an experienced lawyer to represent your interests and negotiate with your intake attorney before your first court date.

How Long is Pretrial Diversion?

Seminole county misdemeanor diversion program are either six months or nine months depending on your criminal charges. The program is nine months for a first degree misdemeanor and six months for a second degree misdemeanor.

am i eligible for pretrial diversion?

Seminole county has very strict guidelines for who they approve for misdemeanor pretrial diversion. you cant have any prior criminal convictions or have participated in a prior diversion program.

how much does pretrial diversion cost?

There are financial obligations associated with misdemeanor pretrial diversion, however these costs are often times less than if your case was prosecuted in criminal court. Since your charges will ultimately be dismissed the court lacks jurisdiction to charge you a fine or court costs. Misdemeanor costs can include:

  • $50 Cost of prosecution
  • $50 per month supervision fee
  • Cost of investigation
  • Restitution

what will i have to do in the program?

Misdemeanor sanctions vary by charge and can include any of the following:

  • Evaluation and follow up counseling if recommended
  • Random drug testing
  • Community service
  • No contact with the reported victim
  • Monthly written reports

What happens when once i complete the program?

Once you successfully complete the pretrial diversion program your case will be dismissed. This means you can apply to expunge your record if you are otherwise eligible.

SEMINOLE COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

If you are facing criminal charges in Seminole County then call me at 407-740-7275 to discuss your case.  I offer a free consultation so that I can learn about you, learn about your case and determine how I can help.

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