Pretrial Diversion

Denton County Criminal Defense Attorneys | (940) 382-4711 | Former Denton Prosecutors

Denton, Texas, Lawyers Focused on Pretrial Solutions

Before you have been indicted, before your case is even filed with the district attorney’s office, you may have options to minimize or avoid the consequences of a criminal charge on your record by taking advantage of alternate options. An experienced criminal defense attorney at Boswell & Moore can help you begin fighting against your criminal charges before they are even filed. Contact our office today and learn how we can help.

As experienced defense attorneys, we can take specific actions to help you achieve the best possible results. From our Denton, Texas, law offices, we educate clients about the possibility of pretrial diversion programs that may prevent the filing of charges, and will submit your name to the prosecutor for consideration to be a candidate. In other cases, we can contact the police department or prosecutor’s office directly, making strong legal arguments to prevent filing of the case. We may also help get potential charges reduced or plea-bargained, including having felony charges reduced to misdemeanors.

When Pretrial Options & Diversion Programs May Help

Pretrial dispositions are one way to possibly get matters dismissed before formal charges are ever filed. When the police made a stop without reasonable suspicion, made an arrest without probable cause or conducted an illegal or warrantless search, pretrial disposition may be possible. If such errors exist, trying to get the case dismissed could offer a quicker and more cost-effective solution than waiting for your case to be filed in a court or go to trial.

Denton Pretrial diversion is available to specific offenders who have little to no criminal history. The decision on whether to grant pretrial diversion is typically made before the case is ever filed against the offender. The applicant for a pretrial diversion usually must agree to not violate any laws more serious than a traffic ticket for 12-24 months and comply with various conditions set forth in an agreed contract with the District Attorney’s Office. If the offender does break another law, the first case is filed and the Attorney starts the process from the beginning.

In addition to just arguing for dismissal or negotiating with the prosecution to prevent the filing of charges, we also work with clients to create a grand jury packet. The packet consists of defense evidence giving reasons why you should not be indicted for the crime in question. We can present this information to the grand jury and possibly prevent the case from going any further.

Contact Our Office

If your case has progressed too far, some pretrial options may no longer be viable. To find out if there are still options to attempt to dispose of these charges before trial, call Boswell & Moore today. You can reach us at 940-382-4711 or toll-free at 1-800-927-4652. You can also submit our convenient online contact form. Initial consultations are always confidential and free of charge.

Boswell & Moore, P.C. | 1504 E. McKinney, Suite 200 Denton TX 76209 | 940-382-4711 | Denton Criminal Defense