Veterans Diversion Program Lawyers
The Veterans Diversion program was born out of the concept that veterans of foreign wars often have problems adjusting to “normal life” once they return home from war. Problems such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often play a role in vets experiencing difficulties when trying to adjust to life at home. These difficulties can manifest in many ways — drunk driving charges, drug charges and domestic violence charges, for example. Successful completion of the Veterans Diversion program results in the charges being dismissed and the case being expunged from the vet’s record.
At Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, our Orange County and Seminole County Veterans Diversion attorneys represent vets throughout Central Florida. If you or a loved one has returned home after serving our county and has been charged with a crime, we have in-depth knowledge of the program to assist you.
Are You Eligible to Participate in the Orange County or Seminole County Veterans Diversion Program?
Eligibility to participate in the Orange County or Seminole County Veterans Diversion program is based upon the type of offense for which you have been charged. The offense cannot be any of the following:
- Child abuse
- Criminal traffic offense
- First-degree felony
- Forcible felony
- Sex offense
- Weapons offense
The Veterans Diversion program has several requirements. Upon successful completion of the requirements, the charges against the vet will be dismissed. If the vet is eligible, the entire criminal case can be expunged from his or her record. The program requires veterans to:
- Complete community service hours
- Meet with corrections officers
- Complete recommended programs — often mental health counseling or drug counseling
- Pay criminal restitution if applicable
Vets charged with domestic violence will be required to complete a batterer’s intervention program.
As experienced attorneys, we will look at your case from all angles. If participation in a diversion program suits your needs and goals, we will move forward toward that outcome. You can rest assured that we will devote our time and resources to you.