DEFERRED PROSECUTION PROGRAM (DPP)
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office offers a variety of Diversion Programs, including the Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP), which is designed to help young (17-24 years old) first-time offenders remove a new criminal or drug charge from their record.
Our goal is to help our clients get accepted into the Deferred Prosecution Program (which allows for the case to be dismissed and become eligible for an expunction). Call today to see if you qualify for the Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP).
The Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP) is a limited supervision program designed to give the young person in trouble for the first time the chance to rehabilitate himself or herself without the stigma of a criminal conviction. For clients who complete the program, your case will be dismissed and will be eligible for an expunction (wipe it off your record).
DPP is available to young offenders, aged 17 to 24 at the time of the offense, who have not been previously convicted or supervised for a Class B offense or above, and are willing and able to rehabilitate themselves.
An Applicant is disqualified for any of the following:
- Over 24 years old at time of offense
- Previous juvenile adjudication
- Member of mental health priority population
- Positive drug screen with application
- Previous conviction or supervision for Class B offenses and above
- Previous participation in DPP
An Applicant is disqualified if their offense meets one of the following criteria:
- Multiple offenses not occurring out of same criminal episode
- Offense committed after first arrest or while on bond
- Injuring or placing anyone in danger during course of offense
- Gang related offense
Call today at 817-334-7900 and let us help you get started with getting your first criminal offense dismissed and expunged from your record.