Resolving Criminal Charges Successfully

There are several ways to resolve a pending criminal matter. Obviously, an outright dismissal of the case is always the best outcome with an outright acquittal being the next best result. Naturally the facts and circumstances surrounding each case are paramount and differ with each client’s arrest. Before making any decision with how best to proceed, it is crucial that you learn all of the options that may be available to you.

Ways that a Criminal Case can be Resolved

  • Diversion or Intervention
    • Standard Pre-Trial Diversion 
    • Driving While License Suspended Diversion Program
    • DUI Diversion Program
  • Drug Court
  • Plea Negotiations
    • Probation
    • House Arrest
    • Withhold Adjudication
    • Youthful Offender
    • Downward Departure
    • Substantial Assistance
  • Motion to Suppress
  • Motion to Dismiss
  • Bench Trial
  • Trial by Jury

How Should You Resolve Pending Charges?

We’re making this decision, the first thing that needs to be considered is the evidence in which the state intends to use against you. Each particular crime has a set of elements that the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt to convict you. While a defendant may never be compelled to present evidence in any case, credible witnesses that are willing to testify on your behalf can significantly impact whether or not the prosecutor even wishes to proceed in an action against you.