There are many different ways to respond to a Texas criminal charge. You can go to trial to fight the charges. You can negotiate a plea agreement with the district attorney's office.
If you are a first-time offender, a veteran or a young person, you may have alternative options for avoiding a conviction altogether. Sometimes these options are referred to as deferred prosecution programs, and they can vary by the county in which you have been charged. The criminal defense attorneys of Harris Cook, LLP, based in Arlington, Mansfield and Flower Mound, Texas, understand how these programs work.
North Texas County Programs
In parts of north Texas, certain young adults, military veterans, people with certain mental health diagnoses and people in drug treatment may be granted admission to programs that can lead to dismissal of charges and other positive outcomes. For example, Tarrant County's Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP) offers options for certain young people under the age of 24 who have been accused of crimes.
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Every case is different. If you or a loved one has been charged, the most important thing is to obtain proper legal advice before you say anything to the police about your case.
Contact Harris Cook, LLP, for a confidential case evaluation and a discussion of your options for resolving your case. If one of our attorneys represents you, we can help you reach the most favorable possible outcome to your criminal matter.