Our law office represents those who are accused of drug crimes in the Tampa area and who, for whatever reason, want to take their cases before a judge or jury. When we take a case to trial, we do everything we legally and reasonably can do to get the best result possible for our clients.
However, as this blog has discussed in previous posts, sometimes it is simply not in the best interest of one of our clients to try a case, particularly when that person has a shot at getting in to a local drug diversion program. These programs are great opportunities because, provided the person who gets in to the program follows the rules, they can end with a very light sentence and, in many cases, no criminal conviction at all.
Getting in to a drug diversion program is not always and open-and-shut matter, though, as even first-time offenders may have to jump through a lot of legal hoops in order to get accepted. Sometimes, qualifying for these programs can be a daunting task, but our office knows the local court systems well and can help someone who wants in to a drug diversion program qualify and get the necessary paperwork done.
Moreover, once a person gets admitted, he or she will have to follow all of the rules of the program. Sometimes, a person is falsely accused of breaking a rule, and, at other times, there may be a violation that was an honest misunderstanding or some other innocuous act. In all of these cases, representation can be very important, as the consequences of a rule violation could land a person in a worse position than he or she was at the outset of the case.