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Good evening. Are you a first time offender?
Good morning and sorry for the delay. I did not hear back from you last night, so I had signed off, after 30 minutes. As a first time offender, the State should not seek and jail time. This was a non-violent crime, so if you wanted to resolve this and take a plea deal, you can ask for an offer when you appear. The State should be looking to impose a fine, court costs and possible an educational class, regarding the know dangers of doing this, along with some community service. Worse case, they may want probation but as a first time offender, that may be unlikely, for something like this. As far as the $800 goes, you can ask the Judge to sign an order, for its release and will likely need to show the source of the funds and that it was legally obtained.
Ar? As in a diversion program?
Thank you. What you are asking about is a diversion program. This can be offered to first time offenders and if they do what is required in the program, the case can be dismissed. Now, you need to see if the prosecution will offer this and you can ask about this when you first appear.
It will have to go before the Judge, unless the State decided to dismiss or drop the charge, ahead of time. However, if you speak with the prosecutor and can work this out, the Judge should go along with any plea agreement or offer made, as long as it is fair and reasonable.
You are welcome. Yes, wait until your first appearance and speak with the prosecutor. Ask for a plea offer or suggest a diversion program, letting them know you would like to get this dismissed. You do not need to speak about the facts of the case, just let them know you are interested in resolving this. Please let me know if there is anything else, as I would be happy to respond. If not, please remember to rate my help at this time at the top of this page, prior to leaving, so I can receive the proper credit, for our time together. Thank you.
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