Have you been arrested for carrying a concealed firearm? If so, you may be able to have your case dismissed through a new diversionary program recently created by the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit.
Diversionary programs (also known as pre-trial intervention) are primarily designed for first-time offenders who meet specific criteria. Only the State Attorney can admit you into a diversionary program. A judge or your defense lawyer cannot.
Once accepted into a diversionary program you must sign a deferred prosecution agreement which contains specific requirements such as community service hours, restitution, and/or counseling. Upon successful completion of the program, your charges are dismissed. Any failure timely to complete the conditions of the program results in your case proceeding as it would have prior to your participation in the program. Continue reading