David Spevack, Esq. will be a keynote speaker at a seminar on the finer points of New Jersey’s new Conditional Dismissal Program.
What Is a Conditional Dismissal?
A “conditional dismissal” allows first-time offenders to avoid jail time and choose diversionary treatment instead. Defendants in these cases plead guilty to the charges to receive sentences of therapy, probation or community service.
New Jersey already has similar diversionary programs for low-grade felony crimes and minor drug offenses. However, before the Conditional Dismissal Program, first time offenders charged with petty crimes like lewdness, simple assault or shoplifting had to plead guilty or not guilty.
Certain violations, like domestic violence or drunk driving, are not eligible for the program. If offenders have used any version of diversionary treatment in the past, they are also not eligible for a conditional dismissal.
Do I Qualify for a Conditional Dismissal?
There are many small details in the new law, and only a lawyer can give specific answers about any case. For that reason, the Middlesex Bar Association is holding a Municipal Court Practice Lunch CLE Seminar on conditional dismissals.
David Spevack will be on the panel with the Honorable Paul J. Endler and Eugene Wishnic, Esq. discussing topics like:
- Requirements for approval
- Prohibited offenses
- Reasons to accept a conditional dismissal
- Reasons to reject a conditional dismissal
- What the court will expect from a defendant
The seminar will be held at the MCBA office in New Brunswick on December 12, 2014. The event costs $60 for general admission, and lunch is included. There are special discounts for Supreme Court Law Clerks, YLC Members and MCBA members.
I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Middlesex, NJ
David R. Spevack is an attorney at Spevack Law Firm, working with a team of lawyers to handle workers comp and personal injury cases, in addition to criminal defense. If you have questions about conditional dismissals or any other aspect of your case, contact any of the attorneys at Spevack Law Firm. We are here to help you.
[Did You Know: All crimes committed before January 4, 2014 are ineligible for New Jersey’s Conditional Dismissal Program.]
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