Depending on the nature of the crime and where the alleged crime occurred, sometimes the State may have a Diversion program that you can enter into. The Court may also allow you to enter into a Diversion program as well.
Diversion programs often end with your case being dismissed. If this is your first time experiencing criminal charges, a dismissal is one of the best possible resolutions you can hope for.
Generally, there are two types of Diversion Program, Pre-Trial Diversion (PTD) and Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI). Diversion programs vary, so it’s important to speak with a defense attorney who can help and advise you through the process.