Crawfordville, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: How long does it take the State Attorneys to hand over a DPA?

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Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Assuming that you are referring to a deferred prosecution agreement, typically such an offer is made at or after arraignment. In Florida, it is typically called Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI). The earliest you will be informed that PTI is the offer is at arraignment (once the State has decided to file charges or not). However, the State can always change a probation or incarceration based offer at anytime, even during the middle of trial, depending on your charges and the facts of the case. Sometimes your case gets a lot better due to issues with evidence, witnesses, or the work of your attorney, and the State will change your offer to PTI.

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