Maybe you’ve heard of a friend, a first time offender getting the opportunity to enroll in a program called DPP but what is it and could it be right for you?
What is Deferred Prosecution Program?
The Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP) allows for first time offenders of certain classes of crimes between the age 17 and 24 to complete the program over a period of time to allow the young adult, or juvenile some time to rehabilitate and move forward without the stigma of a criminal conviction. This opportunity has requirements to enroll and stay enrolled that need to be followed closely but for the young adult looking to live their life without a criminal conviction, it is an alternative to the traditional criminal legal process. Once successfully completed the DPP program results in those charges entered against that young adult being dismissed.
If you or young adult child has been charged with an offense for the first time and think you or your child may qualify for DPP, give the Schneider Law Firm a call to schedule a free 30 minute consult with one of our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys.