How Can Pretrial Diversion Help Me?

Pretrial diversion is an alternative type of sentence which may be available for those facing DUI charges. Successful completion of the program results in charges being dropped. The goal of pretrial diversion is to focus on helping people avoid the conditions that led to them facing criminal charges in the first place. For those facing DUI charges, it can include alcohol treatment or other conditions meant to prevent a future drunk driving arrest.

We Can Show The Judge That Pretrial Diversion Is The Right Fit For You

Not everyone is accepted into pretrial diversion. The judge in your case will decide if that program is an appropriate resolution given the circumstances of your case. While pretrial diversion is typically granted to first-time offenders, if an accident or some other factor is present, the judge may deny your request to enter pretrial diversion. We understand what judges look for and how to present a successful request for pretrial diversion.

What Is Pretrial Diversion Like?

Pretrial diversion is very much like probation. If you are accepted into the program, you will have to successfully complete a variety of conditions such as:

  • Attending DUI Level I School and Victim Impact Class
  • Vehicle impoundment/ignition interlock
  • Submit to random urine tests
  • Perform community service

In addition to these conditions, there are various fees which must be paid.

Board-Certified Criminal Defense Against DUI Charges

At Lindsey & Ferry, P.A., we understand all available options for helping our clients who are facing DUI charges. Pretrial diversion is a positive solution in many cases for first-time offenders. It can help you keep your record clean and prevent the heightened penalties of any repeat DUI offenses. With more than 30 years of experience defending his clients against criminal charges, attorney Warren Lindsey can help you secure the best possible outcome to your DUI charges. He has received an *AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is board-certified by the Florida Bar in criminal law.

Pretrial Diversion In The Orlando Area And Central Florida

Let us help you secure an outcome to your DUI charges that lets you move forward with your life. We can offer the defense you need. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 407-278-7692 or 877-301-2280 or contact us online.

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