Most District Attorneys offer a Pre-trial Intervention Program commonly known as Diversion. A client may wish to enter the District Attorney's Diversion Program to avoid a possible conviction at trial. Upon completion of the Diversion, the client's charge will be dismissed (no criminal conviction) and the client can have their record expunged. The lack of a criminal conviction may allow the client to obtain employment or enroll in a school they may have not been otherwise eligible for with a criminal conviction.
Eligibility and the requirements for Diversion vary. As a result, you will need a skilled attorney to help you navigate the judicial system and ensure your acceptance into the Diversion Program.