PDP is a great option for first-time offenders who don’t really have a defense against the charge. It is a voluntary program offered on some low-level charges and allows a defendant to avoid a criminal conviction on their record by completing a specific set of requirements.
Upon successful completion of the program, the defendant’s charges will be dismissed. No guilty plea is entered when you participate in PDP.
Successful completion of the Pretrial Diversion Program avoids a conviction (a finding or admission of guilt) on your record, but you will still have a criminal record. It will show that you were charged with a crime, that you entered into PDP, and that the charge was dismissed.
If you have been charged with a crime, or have completed PDP and wish to expunge your record, we can help. Schedule your appointment today.
Higher-level charges (felonies) and some misdemeanors are not eligible for PDP. If you have been charged with a crime, no matter what it is, contact us. We will help guide you through the process and will refer you to a local criminal defense attorney when appropriate.