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Video: First Time Offenses – What Happens the First Time You are Arrested?

By Benson Varghese

Benson Varghese discusses his approach to cases for first time offenses.

Video Transcript:

“When a first-time offender contacts us or when their parent contacts us, we walk them through the potential outcomes of a case. And although for a criminal offense, jail or prison time is always a legal possibility, other than Class C offenses, we are trying to do more than keep them out of jail or keep them out of prison. For a first time offender, it is very important for us to secure an outcome that does not leave a conviction on their record. That might be done through a certain type of probation in Texas called deferred adjudication, and it might be done by negotiating a dismissal, either for conditions that are completed up front or by getting them into a diversion program meant for first-time offenders.” – Benson Varghese

One example of a first time offender program in Tarrant County is the First Offender Drug Program.

Have you or a loved one been accused of a serious crime? Contact us today for a complimentary strategy session. During this call we will:

  • Discuss the facts of your case;
  • Discuss the legal issues involved, including the direct and collateral consequences of the allegation; and
  • Discuss the defenses that apply to your plan and in general terms discuss our approach to your case.

Contact us at 817-203-2220 or reach out online.

Video: First Time Offenses – What Happens the First Time You are Arrested?
Benson Varghese discusses his approach to cases for first time offenses. https://youtu.be/FjkB3Nn9CZU

Video Transcript:

"When a first-time offender contacts us or when their parent contacts us, we walk them through the potential outcomes of a case. And although for a criminal offense, jail or prison time is always a legal possibility, other than Class C offenses, we are trying to do more than keep them out of jail or keep them out of prison. For a first time offender, it is very important for us to secure an outcome that does not leave a conviction on their record. That might be done through a certain type of probation in Texas called deferred adjudication, and it might be done by negotiating a dismissal, either for conditions that are completed up front or by getting them into a diversion program meant for first-time offenders." - Benson Varghese One example of a first time offender program in Tarrant County is the First Offender Drug Program. Have you or a loved one been accused of a serious crime? Contact us today for a complimentary strategy session. During this call we will: Contact us at 817-203-2220 or reach out online.
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