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Orlando Diversion Programs

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In criminal cases, what is known as the Diversion Program is sometimes offered in lieu of other penalties and as an alternative to normal criminal proceedings. Some cases that are believed to be lower in seriousness may not require the full process that other cases need, and an alternative was developed for these situations.

Is a Diversion Program Right for You?

There are pros and cons to Diversion Programs that are best to discuss with a professional. Colbert Law is extremely familiar with the programs and helps all types of individuals, including veterans charged with a crime.

Advantages to Diversion Programs

  • It may allow you to avoid the drawn out court proceeding process
  • You may receive fewer penalties than you otherwise would have
  • In some instances, you are not required to enter a guilty or no contest plea
  • Some drug cases are accepted and work in conjunction with drug court

Disadvantages to Diversion Programs

  • There are a lot of costs associated with these programs
  • A Diversion Program can last from six months to a year
  • You may be accepting a guilty plea even if you are innocent
  • You have to return to court if you are discharged from the program

It’s important when you are weighing whether or not to do a Diversion Program that you speak with an attorney about the specific details of your case. You don’t want a lack of understanding to put you at a disadvantage.

Looking Out for You In a System That Doesn’t

An attorney can review the details and help view the full scope. They can also make sure that your rights are not being violated and you are not accepting an offer that is actually unfair and unfavorable to you.

Talk with an Orlando criminal attorney about Diversion Programs by calling (407) 705-3220.

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