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First-Time Offenders in Central Florida



Often, we see a good person who has been arrested or charged with a relatively minor crime for the first time in their life in Central Florida.  These persons are usually scared, and overwhelmed with their Central Florida Criminal Defense case and are completely unaware of the next steps in the process.  Whether this person was arrested or charged with a crime originating from Orlando, Sanford, Daytona Beach, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Orange County, Seminole County, Volusia County, Brevard County, or Osceola County may actually make a difference to their Central Florida Criminal Defense. 


Different counties in Central Florida treat certain first-time criminal offenses differently.  For example, in Orlando, and Orange County, Florida if you are charged with a DUI, your first-time Orlando DUI may qualify you for Pre-Trial Diversion.  The successful completion of this Orange County DUI Diversion program will result in the charges against you from being forever dismissed.  In Seminole County, a Domestic Violence Diversion program exists with admission standards that are significantly more lenient than in other counties. 


What does this mean for you?


This is simple, when analyzing your Central Florida Criminal Defense, if Pre-Trial Diversion is a possibility, ByrdLaw, P.A. will not hide this fact from you in an attempt to obtain more money from you.  There are many circumstances where having a Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorney will make your chances of obtaining Pre-Trial Diversion significantly more likely, however, it is my belief that Orlando Criminal Defense Attorneys or any other Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorney should take advantage of the opportunity to charge a full fee in a case that may resolve with Diversion.  If I believe that it may be possible to resolve your Central Florida Criminal Defense case with Diversion, your legal fee will be significantly less than it would be for a case that would require full legal representation.


UCF and College Students


If you are a College Student at UCF or any other College in Central Florida, you are potentially facing the possibility with being removed from school for offense.  You must use your Central Florida Criminal Defense to safeguard both your legal rights in the Court and in the classroom, whether your criminal defense could affect your attendance at UCF or any other Central Florida College. 


UCF students frequently case criminal prosecution either on the UCF campus, or just off campus due to the high police presence in the area.  If your Criminal Defense involves UCF or any other college in Central Florida, call ByrdLaw, P.A. Central Florida Criminal Defense today for your FREE initial consultation.



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