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
- Securing or maintaining employment
- Successful completion of an education program (not applicable to all cases)
- Payment of courts costs and fines
Discuss Your Situation With An Attorney
Your life should not have to change so drastically for an isolated incident. For more information on first offender probation, reach out to our office for a free consultation. Use our online form or call 630-364-4621 or toll free at 888-583-6197.
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