I created a new section for this site last night devoted to helping people find their loved ones or friends that were recently arrested. I put this up because I get so many calls from people frantically looking for a relative, spouse, or friend. Sometimes it turns out they were never arrested to begin with.
In an effort to assist those people I created this section devoted to helping locate newly arrested defendants that are in custody.
Click here to check it out.
However, these websites are focused on the following counties in the State of Florida: Miami-DADE, Broward, and Monroe.
Question: Is it better to have the state nolle pros (i.e., dismiss) your criminal case or enter into a diversion program?
My response: A straight up nolle pros or no action is always the best that can happen to a defendant. It's a better resolution compared to PRETRIAL INTERVENTION ("PTI") or PRETRIAL DIVERSION ("PTD") for a few reasons:
1.) you don't have to pay any money ($) if your case is nolle prosed or no actioned - usually programs like pre-trial diversion and/or pre-trial intervention require that you register to take some classes and pay for them. Classes involve your time and your money.
2.) community service hours - Usually, PTI and/or PTD will require that the defendant complete some community hours. Again this requires more time out of your daily life and schedule.
That being said, the aforementioned programs: "PTI" and "PTD" are far better alternatives than getting either a withhold of adjudication or a conviction. These programs, if you complete them successfully, lead to a nolle pros by the state attorney's office.
If you have any questions or know someone that needs help with this type of situation feel free to contact us for a free consultation.
Dennis Gonzalez Jr.
Miami Criminal Defense Attorney