Video: What Happens the First Time You are Arrested?

Video: What Happens the First Time You are Arrested?

In this video, Varghese Summersett criminal defense attorney Benson Varghese discusses his approach to cases where the person charged has never been arrested or convicted of an offense before.

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.

More Information:

We hope you found the information in this video useful. For more information, please visit our page on Tarrant County Diversion Programs and Deferred Adjudication.

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Video: What Happens the First Time You are Arrested?

Want to learn more about Varghese Summersett? Please visit our page Why Us and Our Team.

Have you or a loved one been arrested for a crime? Please contact us today at (817) 203-2220 or reach out online for a complimentary strategy session. During this call we will:

  • Discuss the evidence related to your case
  • Discuss how we can try and avoid a conviction on your record
  • Discuss potential defenses and resolutions such as deferred adjudication
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