Being arrested can be a scary and traumatic event. While many of us think we might be immune from being put in such a situation, the truth is, it can happen to anyone. Plenty of decent, hardworking people find themselves on the wrong side of the law and anyone can make a mistake. While there may be a long road ahead, you should not assume that your life is over.
Many first-time offenders will be eligible for a diversion program, which, if successfully completed, will get their charge completely dropped. However, completing a diversion program is no easy task. Often times, there are classes, community service hours, fines, and counseling that must be completed in order to successfully complete the program. Specifics depend on the type of charge and the individual county that the crime occurred in.
It is also important to note that not all crimes or factual scenarios will be eligible for a diversion program. Details vary from county to county and the diversion program rules are continually changing.
If you have questions about whether you will qualify for a diversion program, contact Chris Kaigle today!