First-Time Offenders What You Need To Know
The benefits of obtaining an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible cannot be stressed enough. Not only does this increase your chances of a successful outcome, but having an attorney early on in your case can ensure eligibility to a first offender and diversion program. This can get a case dismissed and also makes you eligible for an expungement. An expungement or a record sealing are the only methods of truly clearing your criminal record.
If you seek a Fort Lauderdale first-offender attorney as soon as possible, you may be able to avoid jail, get a case dismissed and even expunge your record later.
Importance Of A First-Offender And Diversion Program
If you are a first-time offender, you are likely very worried about how this may look on your record as well as any potential negative impact on your future. The sooner you contact me, the sooner I can begin working on discussing your case with the prosecution. The goal is to argue that this is your first offense and you will not be a repeat offender. Ultimately, this can possibly avoid a conviction as well as give you eligibility for an expungement.
In Miami and Broward counties, the programs are usually three months in length for misdemeanors. There are certain felonies that may allow a first offender and diversion program. However, this is very case-specific and requires notice to the state’s attorney’s office.
Contact A Lawyer Familiar With Florida’s Diversion Program
Learn more about what a first-offender and diversion program in Florida can do for your case. Contact The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., toll free at 954-533-2756 during business hours. I am available after hours at 954-297-6546. Consultations are always free and confidential.
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The benefits of obtaining an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible cannot be stressed enough.
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There are multiple reasons that people run into problems with their probation, and many of them are beyond their control.
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At The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., I handle a wide range of theft crimes, from petty theft to first-degree grand theft.
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Florida weapons charges laws have become increasingly strict, and the potential sentences people face are longer.
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