Court Diversion Programs & Alternatives

Drug Courts

Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties as well as most counties in the state of Florida now have drug courts. Certain cases may qualify for entry in to drug court which focuses on recovery and treatment instead of punishment. You may qualify or be able to be qualified if that is a good option in your case. Not all cases are best served in drug court, but if yours is, completion of court could result in no conviction of the charge or charges and even dismissal. Sandefer Law Firm can assist you in obtaining an assessment by the appropriate evaluator and with entry in to drug court. We can not only help you proceed through the drug court process and completion, We can also help you locate the appropriate treatment and services that will not only help you with the defense of your case and mitigation but also help you personally. This includes mental health experts as well as substance experts.

Often for cases that are not appropriate for or qualified for drug court we may still direct you to an appropriate counselor or evaluator who can assist us in resolving your case in the best possible manner.

Diversion or Dismissal of Charges

Please talk with us about Diversion Programs which may be available to you and can result in the dismissal of charges without trial. Diversion programs are available in juvenile cases as well and may be available before a charge is even filed.

Also ask us:

  • If a Withholding of Adjudication is possible in your case.This may allow a plea but no conviction Allowing you to say you were never convicted of a crime and allowing you to keep your drivers license if it is a drug offense. Asked if this is that something we many want to pursueIn your case.
  • Can you get your arrest sealed or expunged?

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Mental Health, Drug, and Rehabilitation Referral

It may also be advisable for you to enroll in certain types of classes such as anger management or family violence before going to court. We can direct you to the person and program best suited for your needs and your case. Sandefer Law Firm can also match your needs with specific outpatient or residential drug program referrals as may be suggested for your particular situation or needs.

Over thirty years of trial and courtroom experience gives us the ability to assess your case and provide you with access to the resources we need to help you.

Also ask us:

  • If a Withholding of Adjudication is possible which may allow a plea but no conviction. Is that something we many want to pursue?
  • Can you get your arrest sealed or expunged?
  • It may also be advisable for you to enroll in certain types of classes such as anger management or family violence before going to court. We can direct you to the person and program best suited for your needs and your case. Sandefer Law Firm can also match your needs with specific outpatient or residential drug program referrals as may be suggested for your particular situation or needs.

Over thirty years of trial and courtroom experience gives us the ability to assess your case and provide you with access to the resources we need to help you.

It is important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. Please Contact us today for your FREE consultation.