As someone facing criminal charges for the first time and with no experience with the criminal justice system, it can be overwhelming, intimidating, and stressful. Texas is a tough on crime state but not everyone charged with a crime deserves punishment. With the help of a dedicated attorney, you can fight to keep your record clean.
Depending on the charged offense, there are several options available to an eligible first-time offender:
The Law Office of Sherry R. Armstrong will stand by you every step of the way and fight to defend your name, your reputation, and your rights. Attorney Armstrong will work with you to represent your best interests and develop an effective strategy to combat the allegations.
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The Tarrant County Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP) is a program designed to give young persons (ages 17-24) in trouble for the first time a second chance by granting a dismissal after successful completion of the program. and successful completion of the DPP program is immediate eligibility for an Expunction (erasing the criminal record).
The Tarrant County Deferred Prosecution Initiative (DPI) is a program designed to give persons age 25 or older in trouble for the first time a second chance by granting a dismissal after successful completion of the program. and successful completion of the DPP program is immediate eligibility for a limited Expunction (erasing the criminal record). Name and date of birth only will be kept by District Attorney Office for five years.
The Tarrant County First Offender Drug Program (FODP) is a limited-supervision program for first-time drug offenders who are considered to be "self-correctors". The program diverts low risk first-time offenders out of the court system and into a minimal supervisory program. Upon successful completion of the FODP program, the case is dismissed and is eligible for an expunction one year from the date of program completion.