Are You Eligible For An Alternative Disposition?
Not every case needs to go to trial; in many cases, pretrial diversion or alternative resolution options may be available. These are invaluable tools that let the court treat your case with discretion and apply appropriate actions that are not overly punitive.
I am Adam J. Harkness and as your attorney, I prioritize your rights. My extensive knowledge of criminal defense law and the Georgia state courts means I am uniquely equipped to handle your case and preserve your best interests. Find a legal option that fits your case and your needs. Call 706-778-2326.
Common Requirements For Pretrial Diversion Programs
Pretrial diversion, also called alternative disposition or deferred adjudication, is a series of programs that takes your case out of traditional criminal procedures in favor of treatment, education or service options. Individuals may be eligible for a diversion program if:
- The relevant crime is a nonviolent offense.
- You have no criminal history.
- You are willing and able to pay program fees.
- Prosecutors are willing to explore diversion options.
- You comply with any other mandates put in place by the court.
For many individuals accused of theft, marijuana charges or alcohol-related charges, alternative disposition offers a valuable and discreet way to avoid the criminal justice system and incarceration. I routinely review cases for any relevant diversion options.
Strong Defense. Creative Resolutions.
For an attorney dedicated to your long-term well-being and functional resolutions that protect your rights, contact me at my office in Demorest and request a case review. You can reach me by phone at 706-778-2326 or by email.