What to Know About the Snohomish County Pre-Prosecution Diversion Program

By Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear

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.

I, 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.