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Our 19 yr old son was arrested for VC 2800.2a. We are wondeering

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Our 19 yr old son was arrested for VC 2800.2a. We are wondeering if there is any way to get this reduced from a felony and if he may be elligable somehow for a diversion program. This happened in California
Hi - Yes, it is possible to get this reduced from a felony and perhaps a diversion program.
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<br />It would depend mostly on the lenency of the prosecutor and your son's history. You should know that this is a serious crime that prosecutors are sometime unwilling to lower the charges.
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<br />Your best bet is to contact the prosecutor's office directly, on behalf of your son. I assume this is the Alameda County District Attorney. You must be persistent and get in touch with the assistant district attorney prosecuting the case. If your son is guilty, ask for forgiveness and request in writing that the charges be reduced or dropped. You may want to submit testimonials from member of the community.
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<br />Alameda DA
<br />1225 Fallon Street, Room 900
<br />Oakland, CA 94612
<br />Telephone:(NNN) NNN-NNNN
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<br />Also, try the Alameda County Legal Assistance Line:(NNN) NNN-NNNN
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<br />Please also be persistent with the public defender. Get to know them personally and they will be a help to your son.
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<br />Good luck
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