Is The Pretrial Diversion Program Right For You?
Every situation is different, and everyone accused of a serious crime has their own individualized concerns. However, almost everyone wants to avoid going to prison. With the Pretrial Diversion (PTD) program in Texas, avoiding prison is a possibility for many defendants who qualify.
I can help. I am Jeremy Sylestine of Sylestine Law PLLC in Austin, Texas, and I have been handling criminal cases for more than 15 years. With extensive experience as a prosecutor, I bring a unique understanding of criminal cases from both sides. I have had experience with the PTD program many times, and I can help you avoid prison.
What Is The Pretrial Diversion Program?
The PTD program allows qualifying criminal defendants to avoid prison sentences. The program requires you to plead guilty for the offenses you’re charged with, and you will have to commit to community service, counseling, drug testing and other requirements, but you will avoid having to go to prison.
Who Qualifies For Pretrial Diversion?
PTD is available one time for first-time offenders who are not documented gang members and are charged with misdemeanor crimes that are not sexual in nature (with prostitution as the sole exception) and do not involve any form of domestic violence.
What Does The Process Look Like?
The process involves three parts:
- A written application
- Two essays, one explaining the situation surrounding the crime and your understanding of what you did wrong, and the other explaining why you will avoid committing crimes in the future
- An interview with a probation officer
I have experience with these steps, and I can help. The written essay and the interview are particularly challenging, but as your lawyer, I will walk you through the entire process.
If there is any way to help you avoid a prison sentence, I will find it, and I will help.
Contact Me To Learn More About How You Can Avoid Prison Time
Do not wait to contact me about PTD. It could be the difference between going to prison and remaining free.
Call or fill out my online contact form to schedule a consultation.