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David R. Carmichael
Board Certifed Criminal Trial Atty.
245 South Central Ave
Bartow Fl 33830
Phone: 863.733.9119

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Particular Criminal Justice Programs Unique to Polk County

Polk County Criminal Defense Attorney

The State Attorney’s Office in Polk County has certain "diversion" programs that may be available to individuals with no prior criminal record.

As a long time resident and former prosecutor, Mr. Carmichael has detailed knowledge of the workings of the Prosecutors office in Polk County. In certain misdemeanor cases your attorney may be able to convince the prosecutor to allow you to participate in a pretrial deferred prosecution "PDPP" program. Different types of "diversion" programs may be available if you are charged with a third degree felony or if the prosecutor agrees to reduce the charge to a third degree felony for purposes of allowing you to enter a diversion program.

If the prosecutor agrees to a misdemeanor diversion program, then you will typically be required to fill out a PDPP recommendation sheet. Within two (2) weeks the director of the program will contact you to schedule an interview. During the interview certain requirements will be assigned such as:

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