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DPP- Deferred Prosecution Programs/First Time Offenders (Tarrant County)
Particularly, in the 1970’s, the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office implemented this diversion program in the state. Without a doubt, the Deferred Prosecution Program is also known as DPP. In fact, this allows certain offenders to enter for a second chance.
Indeed, this program is offered to low risk individuals for the ages 17-21. However, there are other criteria that an individual must meet. Also, it is best to contact an attorney. Undoubtedly, your attorney can recommend an individual for this program. Furthermore, the deadlines for DPP are very short. Also, there are other specific requirements. Obviously, you must call The Carreras Law Group, P.C. attorney straightaway.
If an applicant is above the age of 24, he/she shall not be considered for this program. Apart from that, the applicant would be disqualified if he/she has been a member of mental health priority group. Additionally, any previous participation in DPP or conviction or any sort of supervision for offenses (Class B), the applicant shall stand disqualified.
Besides that, any offense that is committed after the first arrest or while serving the bond is disqualified. Also, placing anyone in danger or injuring the other person during the course of offense will disqualify for DPP program.
Apart from this, there is another initiative for offenders more than 25 years of age and it’s known as DPI or Deferred Prosecution Initiative. Undoubtedly, DPP is designed in such as way that gives a second chance to first-time offenders through deferred prosecution. Inevitably, this initiative offers a unique alternative approach, especially to the offenders rather than going for traditional criminal prosecution.
Pre-Trial Diversions/First Time Offenders
In general, Tarrant County currently offers eight unique specialty programs. Albeit, it is the mission of these programs to divert defendants from traditional judicial avenues. Indeed, it is done through counseling, mentorship. Without a doubt, this program provides an opportunity to correct a one-time mistake. Furthermore, below you will find a brief explanation of the programs offered.
First Offender Drug Program
In fact, you must complete an application specifically within 90 days of your case filing. Indeed, the First Offender Drug is a limited-supervision program. The best part is, it's applicable for first-time offenders. Also, this would be considered a “self-corrector” particularly.
Veterans Court Diversion Program
The mission of The Carreras Law Group is to successfully divert Justice Involved Veteran (JIV) from the traditional criminal justice system. Also, to provide with the tools to lead a productive and law-abiding lifestyle.
Domestic Violence Diversion Program
The DVD Program targets domestic violence or violence between intimate partners. Chiefly, defendants charged with family violence in Tarrant County Criminal Court No. 5 are taken into pre-trial diversion court. Henceforth, the court monitors the defendant’s progress in a non-adversarial manner. And, this is in lieu of traditional case processing.
Youthful Offender Diversion Alternative Program
In fact, YODA is an alternative to standard pre-trial diversion programs. Although, this is designed for family assaults presented in Criminal Court No. 5. Indeed, this program provides counseling coupled with case management. Also, this is applicable for the ages 17-25. In light of, who have been arrested for assault against a non-intimate family member.
Mental Health Court Diversion Program
Mental Health Court Diversion Program aims to identify mentally impaired offenders. Obviously, this expedites them through the criminal justice system.
Reaching Independence through Self-Empowerment Program
The vision of the RISE program is that every woman reaches her full potential in the first place. Furthermore, they live a healthy, productive, drug free and non-criminal lifestyle.
Other Behavioral Intervention with Assault Non-family (OBI WAN) Program
OBI WAN is an extension of the YODA program. Importantly, designed, for defendants with simple assault cases. Thus, involving persons who are not family members. Also, this program is for the offenders up to the age of 25.
Felony Alcohol Intervention Program
The Tarrant County Felony Alcohol Intervention Program (FAIP) is a post-adjudication program. Indeed, designed for the high-risk repeat DWI offenders. FAIP provides a consistent and lengthy structure of program. Thus, allowing the offender to benefit from the treatment experience.
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