TARRANT COUNTY DIVERSION PROGRAMS
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office offers a variety of Deferred Prosecution Diversion Programs, including the First Offenders Drug Program (FODP), the Deferred Prosecution Programs (DPP) for young first-time offenders, and the Tarrant County Veterans Court Diversion Program. These programs are designed to give offenders the help they need, while allowing for their misdemeanor and felony charges be taken off their record.
Our goal is to help our clients get accepted into one of the Tarrant County Diversion Programs (which all allow for the case to be dismissed and become eligible for an expunction).
TARRANT COUNTY DEFERRED PROSECUTION PROGRAM (DPP) | YOUNG FIRST TIME OFFENDERS
The Tarrant County 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.
DPP is available to 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.
- 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
- 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
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.
If you are a veteran or a current member of the United States Armed Forces, including members of the Reserves, the National Guard, or State Guard and have a pending case in the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, then you might qualify for the Veterans Court Diversion Program. We offer our clients assistance throughout the application and admittance process. Here is the link to learn more about the Veterans Court Diversion Program.
If you have a pending case in the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and think you may qualify for one of these programs, then we are here to help. Call us at 817-334-7900 and we can get started immediately on your case.