Seminole County Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion Lawyer

Seminole County Pretrial Diversion Information

Seminole County Misdemeanor pretrial diversion (PTD) offers qualified misdemeanor participants an alternative to formal criminal prosecution. Each participant signs a contract with the State Attorney’s Office which waives their right to a speedy trial, and in which they agree to comply with the program requirements and perform specific sanctions. Participants are supervised either six months or nine months depending upon the offense. In return for successful completion of the program and listed sanctions, the prosecutor agrees to drop all criminal charges in that specific case, which allows the participant to avoid a conviction and ultimately a criminal record. All referrals to Seminole County misdemeanor diversion must originate with a recommendation by the Office of the State Attorney.

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Misdemeanor Diversion Costs

Payment of program fees of:

  • $360.00 – 6 months or less
  • $540.00 – 9 months
  • Payment of $50.00 cost of prosecution fee

Additional Diversion Sanctions

  • Payment of restitution to the victims in the case (if any)
  • No contact or no hostile contact with victim, if deemed necessary
  • Payment of cost of investigation fees to the law enforcement agency (if any)
  • Regular (at least monthly) contact with a Criminal Justice Officer
  • Community service hours at an approved agency (minimum of 32 hours with insurance fee paid by participant)
  • Psychological or Psychiatric evaluation and any treatment recommended, at participant’s own expense
  • Alcohol and/or substance abuse evaluation and any treatment recommended, at the participant’s own expense
  • AA or NA meeting attendance, if deemed appropriate
  • Random Drug/Alcohol testing, at the participant’s own expense
  • Educational classes such as:
    • 26 week Batterers Intervention Program (domestic violence cases)
    • Anger Management
    • Parenting and Child Rearing Skills
    • Retail Theft
    • Life Skills
    • Adult Education/GED
    • Victim Awareness Program
    • HIV Awareness Program

Seminole County Approved Class Lists

Seminole County Pretrial Diversion Information

Seminole County Misdemeanor pretrial diversion (PTD) offers qualified misdemeanor participants an alternative to formal criminal prosecution. Each participant signs a contract with the State Attorney’s Office which waives their right to a speedy trial, and in which they agree to comply with the program requirements and perform specific sanctions. Participants are supervised either six months or nine months depending upon the offense. In return for successful completion of the program and listed sanctions, the prosecutor agrees to drop all criminal charges in that specific case, which allows the participant to avoid a conviction and ultimately a criminal record. All referrals to Seminole County misdemeanor diversion must originate with a recommendation by the Office of the State Attorney.

Government Building

Misdemeanor Diversion Costs

Payment of program fees of:

  • $360.00 – 6 months or less
  • $540.00 – 9 months
  • Payment of $50.00 cost of prosecution fee

Additional Diversion Sanctions

  • Payment of restitution to the victims in the case (if any)
  • No contact or no hostile contact with victim, if deemed necessary
  • Payment of cost of investigation fees to the law enforcement agency (if any)
  • Regular (at least monthly) contact with a Criminal Justice Officer
  • Community service hours at an approved agency (minimum of 32 hours with insurance fee paid by participant)
  • Psychological or Psychiatric evaluation and any treatment recommended, at participant’s own expense
  • Alcohol and/or substance abuse evaluation and any treatment recommended, at the participant’s own expense
  • AA or NA meeting attendance, if deemed appropriate
  • Random Drug/Alcohol testing, at the participant’s own expense
  • Educational classes such as:
    • 26 week Batterers Intervention Program (domestic violence cases)
    • Anger Management
    • Parenting and Child Rearing Skills
    • Retail Theft
    • Life Skills
    • Adult Education/GED
    • Victim Awareness Program
    • HIV Awareness Program

Seminole County Approved Class Lists

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