Protecting A Young Person’s Future Through Deferred Prosecution
Many people who are charged with criminal offenses are not “criminals” in any other sense of that word. Young people push limits, give in to peer pressure and do things that get them arrested. At any age, a person may suffer serious financial stress or other problems that lead to mistakes they seriously regret. After any such mistake, it’s the next big decision you make that matters most. A deferred prosecution will help a first offender keep his or her record clean.
Keeping One-Time Mistakes From Haunting Our Clients For Years To Come
Facing any criminal charge without a dedicated, skilled lawyer on your side puts your future at risk. Practicing in Iredell County and throughout the Statesville area since 2001, Jonathan D. Griffin is an experienced defense attorney with extensive knowledge and strong credibility. He knows all available programs and options and is familiar with officials and sentencing patterns in specific courts.
At our firm, our main goal is to help first-time offenders keep charges off their record so they don’t end up haunting them for the rest of their lives.
Reach An Attorney For Deferred Prosecution
At Griffin Law, PLLC, you can count on personal, caring attention — whether you have a legal problem of your own or want to help a child or other family member. Mr. Griffin has won acquittals and dismissals in many North Carolina criminal cases, but often the prosecution’s case is strong and clear-cut. The best defense path for you may include:
- Admitting a mistake and focusing on preventing long-term damage to your criminal record that could hinder your job prospects and educational opportunities for years to come
- Seeking a deferred prosecution agreement that allows dismissal of the charge against you once complete probation and other terms
Questions About First-Time Theft Or Drug Possession Charges And Expungement?
The most common offenses we see young people harmed by time and again are theft and property crime charges and drug charges. Whether the result of peer pressure or something else, these offenses can end up ruining a young person’s chances at attending college or even renting an apartment. When we handle these types of cases, we actively seek deferred prosecution because we know it gives young people the best chance at a better future.
Our experience handling expungements in North Carolina is an added benefit for first-time offenders and young people because we offer a chance to expunge criminal charges from public records, making them only accessible by law enforcement and state or criminal justice agencies.
Let Us Help You Get The Best Possible Outcome
We defend the interests of each client we serve vigorously and aggressively, but also realistically and productively. Whether to fight a charge or have Mr. Griffin do everything possible to minimize consequences will be your decision. He has the experience and insight to help you make the right one.
Our firm is also a proven resource if you have questions about expungement of a conviction or arrest from your past. For a free consultation focused on your specific problem and best legal options, contact us online, or call office to reach our office in Statesville.