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Diversion Program for 21-Year-Old Charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Published: Mar 22, 2016 by Erika Valcarcel

Not long ago, a 21-year-old man, working as a server was charged with two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The prosecutors originally wanted him to accept a guilty plea to the charges, which would require a probation period, community service, as well as participation in a drug evaluation and treatment program. The young man wanted to avoid a drug paraphernalia conviction besmirching his record so he contacted attorney Erika Valcarcel, who has the experience and skill to handle Florida drug offenses.

After taking the case, Attorney Valcarcel showed the court documentation that her client had already voluntarily admitted himself for drug treatment and used this fact to negotiate his admittance into a diversion program. If her client completes the diversion option, the charges will be dropped, making him eligible to receive an expungement to remove the incident and its negative effects from his record.

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