Hamblen County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Judicial Diversion in TN
If you are charged with a crime in Morristown, Tennessee or any other community
in Hamblen County, then you could face serious penalties for conviction
of this crime. In this state, there is one option that is available to
some individuals who have been charged with a crime, to erase the criminal
record incurred with this conviction after the sentence has been served.
If you qualify, then you may be able to go through judicial diversion.
A Morristown criminal attorney from
The Bowlin Law Firm will be able to help you through this process and help determine if you
qualify or not.
Comprehending Judicial Diversion
Judicial diversion is a program that is available for first-time offenders;
it offers two very desirable benefits to anyone who is facing criminal charges:
- If you qualify, you will receive no jail time in your sentence, you will
go straight to a probation sentence.
- The records of this criminal conviction will be destroyed at the end of
your probation sentence so they cannot be used in any future proceedings,
it will be like the crime never occurred.
The process involves entering a guilty plea, essentially confessing to
the crime, you will be sentenced to a probation period of a certain amount
of time depending on the crime for which you are charged, no jail time
involved. And at the end of this probation period you will go back to
the judge that ordered your probation sentence and ask for an expungement
of your records.
Who qualifies for judicial diversion?
Judicial diversion is only available to certain people with certain circumstances.
First, judicial diversion is not available for individuals who are charged
with a class A felony, class B felony, a
sex crime, or
DUI. Additionally, you must have no prior felony convictions, no class A misdemeanors,
you have never had your record expunged before and this is your first
judicial diversion. If you are unsure if you qualify for diversion, then
you will benefit from the legal assistance of a Morristown criminal defense
lawyer at our firm, who will be able to help you determine if you qualify.
Our firm has been serving the residents of Hamblen County, Knox County,
Knoxville, and Morristown, TN with various
criminal defense matters since 2005 and we are proud of our impressive court record. Our
focus is on our clients, their future and their freedom, and we can be
trusted to do everything possible to fight back, both in and out of court.
We can answer your questions, discuss your options, advise you of the
best action for you to take and provide you with the skillful legal assistance
that you will need on your side when you choose to work with us.
It is to your advantage to
contact our firm as soon as possible to discuss your case, your charges and how our firm
can help you.