Judicial Diversion in Johnson City
Working to Preserve Your Clean Record
Judicial Diversion is a method by which many first-time offenders can have the opportunity to ultimately have their conviction dismissed following a successful probationary period, thereby preserving a clean record and giving them the opportunity to have it expunged, or completely removed, from their criminal history. Meade Law Group knows well how important a clean record is to their clients, and will employ Judicial Diversion as well as any other method available to make sure that clients are represented to the fullest extent possible.
Contact us today to find out if you may be eligible for judicial diversion. Our criminal defense lawyers in Kingsport, TN have the knowledge and experience you need!
What is Judicial Diversion?
In the state of Tennessee, there are two different types of diversion: pre-trial and judicial diversion. The judicial diversion is effectively a conditional guilty plea. If granted, you plead guilty, but the case is dismissed and the court does not find you guilty, assuming you conform to the terms of your probation. Violating the terms set down for you by the court can result in a revocation of your diversion, at which time your guilty plea will be accepted and sentencing will commence. However, if you do comply with all probationary measures, you are given the opportunity to maintain a clean criminal record.
There are three main eligibility requirements to be granted diversion. You must:
- Have not been granted diversion previously
- Have no felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions for which you served a jail sentence
- Request the appropriate type of diversion for the offense with which you have been charged
Let Our Team Help You
Facing criminal charges of any kind can be a frightening and stressful experience, but it is not one you must face alone. By bringing in our Johnson City criminal defense lawyers, you can be certain that you have a legal team behind you who is dedicated to providing a thorough, detailed defense for your case.
Call Meade Law Group today at (423) 464-7779 to speak to a member of our team!