If you are facing potential felony charges in Snohomish County, you may
be eligible to resolve your case through the Snohomish County Pre-Prosecution
Diversion Program. This program is designed to hold alleged offenders
accountable for the commission of a felony without formal prosecution.
If you appear to meet the general criteria for entry into the program,
the prosecuting attorney will send you an offer to be evaluated. If you
have received an offer to be evaluated, it is important that you speak
with an experienced
Snohomish County diversion defense attorney as soon as possible. Though the diversion program may seem like an amazing
opportunity, your attorney will be able to fully evaluate your case for
any legal issues and advise you of the potential implications of the diversion
program. Your attorney will be able to steer you to the best resolution
for your specific case and circumstances.
If, after consulting with an experienced
diversion defense attorney, you decide to pursue the diversion program, a diversion counselor will
evaluate you for the program. The diversion counselor will meet with you
and assess whether the diversion program is the best available alternative
for resolving your case based upon some general considerations. If the
diversion counselor is satisfied that the program is a good fit for you,
an offer to enter the program is made. The prosecuting attorney will prepare
a diversion contract for you to review with your attorney. The diversion
contract includes a mandatory admission of all of the elements of the
offense, which can be used against you if you are terminated from the
program, as well as waivers of important constitutional rights. If you
successfully complete the diversion program, the charges will be dismissed.
If, however, you are terminated from the program for unsatisfactory performance
of the conditions of the contract, then the prosecuting attorney will
prosecute the felony charges in Snohomish County Superior Court. Clearly,
it is important to have an experienced Snohomish County Pre-Prosecution
Diversion Defense Attorney on your side before you make any admissions
or waivers of your rights.
Snohomish County defense attorney Lance R. Fryrear , have over a decade of experience in criminal defense and seven years
of experience from the other side as a prosecuting attorney. I have the
experience necessary to diligently advocate on your behalf. For many of
my clients , I have been able to guide them through the diversion process to help
them make the best decision for themselves and their unique circumstances.
Contact Snohomish County Pre-Prosecution Diversion Defense Attorney Lance
R. Fryrear for your free consultation today. I am on your side.