Are you a first-time offender facing a felony charge in the Raleigh area? If so, you may be eligible for Wake County’s Felony Diversion Program, which offers first offenders a unique opportunity to earn a dismissal of certain felony charges.
General Eligibility Criteria:
§ No prior felony convictions, drug convictions (misdemeanor or felony), or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude;
§ No previous participation in a deferral program;
§ No other pending misdemeanor or felony charges.
§ Limited to specific Class H and Class I felony property offenses, including:
o Felony Breaking & Entering (non-residential);
o Felony Larceny (non-residential);
o Felony Possession of Stolen Goods/Property;
o Larceny from Employer;
o Obtaining Property by False Pretenses;
o Uttering Forged Paper or Instrument;
o Financial Transaction/Credit Card Theft;
§ Sign a written admission of guilt;
§ Complete 225 hours of community service during the 1 year deferral period (at least 18 hours per month);
§ Pay $250 community service fee, $180 in court costs, and any restitution that may be owed;
§ Maintain employment and/or attend school;
§ Maintain monthly contact with Community Service Coordinator;
§ Remain out of any further criminal trouble (no new felony or misdemeanor charges);
§ Abide by any additional special conditions imposed.
At the end of the one year deferral period, if you have completed all the program requirements, the case will be dismissed by the DA’s office, and you may be eligible to have the charges completely expunged from your record.
If you’re facing a felony charge in Wake County, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation. One of our experienced Raleigh criminal lawyers will explain how we can help get your felony charge dismissed and expunged from your record entirely.