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Dropped Charges & Diversion

When a person is arrested for a crime, there is a small window of opportunity in which to convince the State Attorney's Office to drop the charges.  This window is open only while the charges are under review by the State Attorney's "Intake" personnel.  This period of time varies case-by-case, but is usually around thirty (30) days from the date of arrest.  An attorney with experience with the Criminal Defense System and the Intake office may be able to obtain this ideal outcome for his clients.  Attorney Marc Consalo has worked in the Criminal Defense Systems of Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk county for over a decade.  He has even served as an prosecutor in the Orange/Osceola State Attorney's Office.  Where the facts allow, Mr. Consalo's familiarity with the rules and the people involved in these systems may lead to a dismissal of charges.

Even if the charges are not dropped by Intake personnel, there is still a opportunity that your attorney may get the case may be dropped.  This often requires participation in a Diversion Program.  In Diversion, a Defendant performs a set of tasks imposed by the State Attorney's Office.  These tasks are tailored to each individual but can encompass such requirements as classes, community service hours, and fines.  If a Defendant successfully completes these classes, the charges would then be dropped.  

Obtaining Dropped Charges or Diversion are time sensitive actions.  If you or a loved one has recently been arrested and need information regarding your rights, please contact Attorney Marc Consalo today.

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