If you are a first-time offender, these programs may be an alternative to reduce the possible criminal penalties or to earn a dismissal of the charges against you. In some cases, the successful completion of a diversionary program can even result in the expungement of your criminal record. However, in many instances, there are strict time constraints and applications that must be filed with the court. Do not assume that the police officer, the prosecutor or the judge will offer enrollment in these programs to you. You must contact an experienced defense attorney for legal advice regarding your eligibility for these diversionary programs and the application process. The Law Office of Joel D. Peppetti, P.C., in Altoona, Pennsylvania, offers aggressive and compassionate legal counsel for first-time offenders in Blair County and beyond. Attorney Peppetti has represented college students, working-class people, business professionals and other first-time offenders in hundreds of different alcohol and drug-related cases.
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Contact the law office immediately at 814-201-6287 or email us to schedule a consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyer regarding your first-time offense.