Orlando Pretrial Diversion/First-Time Offender Attorneys
A criminal record can have a lasting impact on your life. It can affect your ability to get a job or into a college or graduate program. It can even come up when you apply for an apartment or a home loan. It may also prevent you from obtaining certain licensing or cause a license to be suspended.
At Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, we can help you protect your record and your reputation. There are options available to avoid a criminal record, especially if you are a first-time offender. With more than 20 years of criminal defense experience, our lawyers can help you understand your options and explore every available option to protect your future.
To speak with a lawyer about protecting your record and avoiding conviction, contact us online or call us at 407-377-0150. Your first consultation with our Orlando attorneys is free of charge.
Options for First-Time Offenders
After an arrest, you have options available to you. A lawyer can help you understand those legal options and develop a strategy for your defense.
If this is your first offense or arrest, you may not even know that there are alternatives available to you. For example, you may be able to enter a diversion program. If you successfully complete the program, your charges can be dismissed. Diversion programs often include community service, drug or alcohol counseling, random drug testing and educational/awareness classes.
There is also the possibility of Orlando expungement lawyers who will work with you in order to remove your criminal record or seal your record which are put under highly restricted access. Restrictions for sealing may not be as strict as expungement.
Other Alternatives After an Arrest or Conviction
There are many different diversion programs and different names are used depending on the county where your charges are pending. In limited circumstances, people who have been previously arrested may also be able to enter a diversion program and avoid conviction. The different program names include: