FIRST OFFENDER DRUG PROGRAM (FODP)
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office offers a variety of Deferred Prosecution Programs, including the First-time Offender Drug Program (FODP), which is designed to help you remove the criminal drug charge from your record.
Our goal is to help our clients get accepted into one these programs (which allows for the case to be dismissed and become eligible for an expunction). Call today to see if you qualify for the First Offender Drug Program.
Regardless of age, if you have been charged with your first misdemeanor or low-level felony drug possession charge and have never been arrested before, then you might qualify for the First-Time Offender Drug Program that is offered by the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. We help our clients navigate the application process, the Court hearings, as well as assist once our clients have completed the program (i.e. clearing their record through an expunction). Here is the link to learn more about this program.
Here is a list of the drug offenses that can qualify for the First Offender Drug Program:
- Possession of Controlled Substance, under 1 gram (Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine)
- Possession of Controlled Substance, 1 – 4 grams (Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine)
- Possession of Controlled Substance under 2 ounces
- Possession of Marihuana under 2 ounces
- Possession of Marihuana, 2 – 4 ounces
- Drug-Free Zone, Controlled Substance under 28 grams
- Drug-Free Zone Marihuana 2 – 4 ounces
- Forging or Altering Prescription
- Possession of Dangerous Drug
- Diversion of a Controlled Substance
- Attempt of any above listed offenses
NOTE: to qualify for the program, applicants cannot have been convicted, have current or past community supervision or deferred adjudication, nor currently have any pending case for offenses other than Class C misdemeanors.
Call today at 817-334-7900 and let us help you get started with getting your first drug charged dismissed and expunged from your record.