Avoid Jail Time and a Conviction on Your Record

Behind many criminal charges are problems with drugs and alcohol as well as mental health disabilities. If you have been charged with a crime in the state of Ohio, you may have the option of completing an intervention program instead of serving jail time. If you request intervention in lieu of conviction prior to pleading, the judge can accept a plea of guilty but will not sentence you. This is technically not a conviction and spares you from having a felony on your record.

Canton Criminal Defense Attorney

Do not wait to seek experienced guidance and legal counsel regarding the possibility of intervention in lieu of conviction. As an Ohio criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of experience, attorney Kirk A. Migdal has been able to help many clients avoid jail time and a conviction on his or her criminal record.

Schedule an initial consultation today with our intervention in lieu of conviction Akron lawyer. Contact us at the Law Office of Kirk A. Migdal.

Why Seek Intervention in Lieu of Conviction?

The Ohio legislature has recognized that in some cases drug use, alcohol use or a mental health disability may have been a leading factor behind a criminal act. Rather than send the individual to jail, he or she has the option of completing a diversion program. This not only helps the individual treat an addiction or mental health issue but allows him or her to avoid a criminal conviction. While the individual must plead guilty, this is not a conviction as no sentence is handed down. However, the individual must complete the court-ordered treatment program.

Intervention in lieu of conviction is stated under Ohio Revised Code, Section 2951.041 and also provides eligibility requirements. You can not have any prior interventions in lieu of convictions. Also the charged criminal offense you are facing can not be a felony in the first, second or third degree. Precluding crimes include:

  • Vehicular homicide/manslaughter
  • Vehicular assault
  • Drug manufacturing

"I'd Like to Speak to My Lawyer."

If you have been charged with a crime in the state of Ohio, say nothing until you speak with Akron, Ohio, criminal law lawyer Migdal. He has saved lives, marriages, reputations and more. Call the law office at 888-556-3493 or send an e-mail to arrange for an initial consultation.