Pre-Trial Diversion

The partners of Jordan Law both began their careers as government attorneys, practicing in Criminal Law. This experience has given them insight into how the judicial system works in Florida.

They know what the prosecution will do, and they know the options you have when you’re facing criminal charges. Let them put that experience to work on your behalf.

We have handled thousands of cases throughout Central Florida. Whether your case is a misdemeanor of the second degree or a punishable by life felony, don’t take your chances alone.

Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you on your case and prove that the best defense is a good offense

Is this your first arrest? Criminal cases can be terrifying and confusing, but if this is your first case, you may be eligible for an opportunity to have your case automatically dismissed.

Depending on the County your case is in, Pre-Trial Diversion, (PTD), Deferred Prosecution, or Pre-Trial Intervention may be available to you.

These programs are managed by the State Attorney’s Office or the State of Florida and are aimed at giving first-time offenders a second chance to keep a clean record. If you qualify, you will be asked to complete some conditions. Once you have completed the conditions set for you, your case will be dismissed.

Who Qualifies?

Although requirements vary by county, the general qualifications for diversion include:

  • No prior arrests or criminal charges for similar offenses
  • Current charge is a misdemeanor or 3rd degree non-violent felony
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Some programs require you to live in Florida/the county of arrest
  • Ability to pay restitution, if applicable

Additional factors may be taken into consideration. If there is a victim involved, they usually must give permission for you to complete the program. If you are charged with a DUI, you may not be eligible based on your breath test results or if a crash was involved.

What are the Conditions?

The conditions of the program vary by charge, but most charges require:​

  • Enrollment into the program for 3-12 months, depending on the charge
  • Payment for the cost of the program, cost of prosecution, restitution, and possible fines
  • Community Service
  • Classes such as Anger Management, Impulse Control, or Batterer’s Intervention Program, depending on the charge
  • For more questions about diversion and whether it is right for you, call Jordan Law today at 407-906-JLaw!

For a better idea of what PTD requires, here is the Orange County Pretrial Diversion Information.