First Offender Probation Options May Be Available To You

The legislature and the courts recognize that not all drug offenders are beyond redemption. First-time drug offenders can be sentenced to special probation under section 410 or 710 probation. This type of probation is available for first-time offenders who have been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, cocaine or some other drug.

There are several advantages to probation under section 410 or 710, including:

  • Avoiding jail
  • Resolving a felony without it resulting in a conviction
  • The possibility of expungement after five years

At The Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, our Naperville first offender probation lawyer can explain to you how these programs work, the benefits they offer and what it takes to secure this type of probation. Attorney Philip Nathe began his legal career more than 30 years ago as a courtroom clerk. During those decades of service he has been a probation officer and an assistant state's attorney.

Since 1990, Mr. Nathe has offered exceptional criminal defense representation that can help you secure the benefits of first offender probation.

First offender probation involves being able to successfully complete a variety of conditions, including:

  • Drug screens
  • Counseling
  • Securing or maintaining employment
  • Successful completion of an education program (not applicable to all cases)
  • Payment of courts costs and fines

Contact The DuPage County Probation Lawyer Of The Law Office Of Philip R. Nathe

If you are facing felony drug charges and you have an otherwise clean record, first offender probation may be the solution that prevents this charge from derailing your life. Turn to the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe. Our decades of experience allow us to provide our clients with an aggressive and effective defense. To schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer, call 630-364-4621, toll free at 888-583-6197 or simply contact us online.

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