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Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program

Kane County Deferred Prosecution Attorney, Keeping Your Criminal Record Clean

Kane County Deferred Prosecution lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases in Kane County for 25 years. James Dimeas has extensive experience handling criminal cases involving the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program. The Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program was started in 1995. It was originally called the Second Chance Program. It originally was a very limited program which only covered a few different criminal charges. Since then it has expanded into numerous crimes and potentially covers more criminal defendants. There is currently a Felony/Misdemeanor program; Misdemeanor Drug and Alcohol Deferred Prosecution Program; Domestic Violence/Domestic Battery Deferred Prosecution Program; Felony Drug Deferred Prosecution Program and a Solicitation of Prostitution Deferred Prosecution Program. The Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program has been proven to be a tremendous success and other counties surrounding the Chicago Metropolitan Area have established programs that are similar to The Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program.

The Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program is a program that gives first time offenders a second chance. It can give you an opportunity to avoid a criminal conviction and avoid having a criminal record. It is a valuable resource that an experienced criminal defense lawyer can use to help you avoid the serious implications that can result from a criminal case. The Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program will give you a second chance if your lawyer understands how the program works and what needs to be done to give you an opportunity to be accepted into the program. The Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program has certain strict rules and requirements that have to be met in order for this second chance probation program to be available to you.  

Kane County Deferred Prosecution lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases throughout Kane County for 25 years. He was handling criminal cases in Kane County when the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program was started in 1995. He was there when the Kane County State's Attorney's Office was discussing establishing the program and has been handling cases in Kane County throughout the years as the program has evolved and changed into what it is today. James Dimeas has learned how to use the program as an effective tool to successfully represent his clients who are facing criminal charges in Kane County.

Are You Eligible for the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program?

You have to apply to get into the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program within 90 days of your arrest. Typically, your lawyer will make the request with the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. Generally, you will not be eligible for the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program if you have any prior juvenile or adult conviction or a felony arrest. You cannot be charged with a Violent Crime and you cannot be an active gang member. The Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program is not available for people charged with a DUI offense in Kane County. There's various other things that could make you ineligible for the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program. To discuss whether you are eligible for the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program, you can always contact Kane County Deferred Prosecution attorney, James Dimeas, for a free and confidential consultation. You can always call James Dimeas directly at 847-807-7405 to discuss whether you are eligible for the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program.

The Felony/Misdemeanor Deferred Prosecution Program

You cannot be charged with a traffic offense or a DUI in Kane County to be eligible for the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program. This program is for first-time offenders. The crime cannot be one involving violence. If you are accepted into the Felony/Misdemeanor Deferred Prosecution Program. You must agree to provide a video tape statement admitting to the crime and your involvement in it. You will be required to apologize to the victim and make full restitution. The conditions of Felony/Misdemeanor Deferred Prosecution could include community service, obtaining a high school diploma or a GED, and obtain counseling. If you successfully complete your Felony/Misdemeanor Deferred Prosecution, the Kane County State's Attorney's Office will dismiss the criminal charges against you. You can then file a Petition to Expunge and have the arrest removed from your public record.

The Kane County Misdemeanor Drug and Alcohol Deferred Prosecution Program

The Kane County Misdemeanor Drug and Alcohol Deferred Prosecution Program is a six-month program that seeks to avoid first time drug and alcohol offenders from having a criminal record and for getting the help they need to avoid getting arrested again. The Misdemeanor Drug and Alcohol Program is only for Misdemeanor Drug and Alcohol cases in Kane County. You will be required to attend drug education programs, pay the fees associated with the program and to submit to random urine drops and drug testing.

The Kane County Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program

The Kane County Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program is available for first-time Domestic Violence offenders. The Kane County Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program was the first such program in Illinois. The goal of the program is to hold first-time Domestic Battery offenders accountable and to give them the tools necessary to avoid being arrested again for a Domestic Battery case. If you successfully complete the program, the case will be dismissed and you can avoid having a permanent conviction on your record. Domestic Battery is a misdemeanor. However, Domestic Battery is one of the more serious misdemeanors in Illinois. If you plead guilty to a Domestic Battery, or are found guilty by the court, the case can never be removed from your record. Therefore, it is absolutely critical that you are not found guilty of a Domestic Battery. A finding of guilty for a Domestic Battery will follow you around for the rest of your life and can never be removed or expunged.

You will not be eligible for the Kane County Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program if you have a prior conviction or supervision for a Domestic Violence related offense. If the victim or the police officer object to you entering the program, you will not be accepted into the program. You will not be eligible for the Kane County Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program if you intended to cause physical harm to the victim or if the victim required medical treatment. A deadly weapon could not have been used and you must admit to the offense.

To discuss whether you could be eligible for the Kane County Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program, you can contact Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program attorney, James Dimeas, anytime to discuss your case. James Dimeas will advise you as to whether you are eligible for the program and what you need to do to get into the Kane County Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program. You can contact James Dimeas anytime by calling him at 847-807-7405.

The Kane County Felony Drug Deferred Prosecution Program

The Kane County Felony Drug Deferred Prosecution Program is available to first time offenders charged with a Class 4 Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, up to five grams, and a Class 4 Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, up to 100 grams. The Kane County Felony Drug Deferred Prosecution Program is a 1-year drug treatment program that seeks to treat the underlying drug problem and allows offenders an opportunity to avoid having a permanent conviction for a drug offense on their criminal record.

If you are accepted into the Kane County Felony Drug Deferred Prosecution Program, you must agree to admit to the crime, complete a drug abuse education program, submit to random drug testing, and pay $2,160 in program costs.

The Kane County Solicitation/Prostitution Deferred Prosecution Program

The Kane County Solicitation/Prostitution Deferred Prosecution Program is a one-year program. The program seeks to educate Prostitution/Solicitation offenders about the dangers and the risks associated with prostitution and seeks to avoid having instances of this type of conduct occurring in the future.

If you are accepted into Kane County Solicitation/Prostitution Program you must admit to the offense, pay $425 in fees within 30 days of being accepted into the program, attend an education program about the dangers of prostitution, and agree to HIV/STD testing.

What Happens If You Are Accepted into the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program?

Once the Kane County State's Attorney's Office accepts your application to be admitted into the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program, you will be referred for an intake interview with a representative for The Kane County State's Attorney's Office. You must attend this interview and answer all questions honestly and truthfully. The Kane County State's Attorney's Office will then contact the arresting police officer and the victim to obtain their approval. You will then be interviewed by a panel of citizens who will make a recommendation to the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. The Kane County State's Attorney's Office will review all of this information and will make a final decision to accept or reject your application.

If you are accepted into the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program, you will be required to sign an agreement setting forth the rules and the requirements that you must meet in order to successfully complete the program. You will appear in court, plead guilty to the criminal charges, and the judge will withhold finding you guilty, and will enter and continue your case for either 6 months or 12 months, depending on the type of Deferred Prosecution you received.

What Are the Benefits of the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program?

If you successfully complete all of the requirements that are set forth in the Agreement, the Kane County State's Attorney's Office will dismiss the criminal charges against you. Once the criminal charges are dismissed, you will be allowed to file a Petition to Expunge and have the entire case removed from the public record. If anybody ever conducts a background search, the criminal case will not appear on a background search and the arrest will not show up either. Successful completion of the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program will result in the complete dismissal of the criminal charges.

Experienced Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program Lawyer

Kane County Deferred Prosecution lawyer James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases throughout Kane County for 25 years. He knows how to get you the second chance you deserve. His office is located within a short distance to the Kane County Courthouse and he is familiar with the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program.  James Dimeas knows what you need to do to get into the Deferred Prosecution Program. James Dimeas will make sure that everything is done right and you get the second chance you deserve to avoid having a criminal conviction.

Kane County Deferred Prosecution Attorney, James Dimeas, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning criminal defense lawyer. James Dimeas was named a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise. James Dimeas has been named a "Best DUI Attorney." The National Trial Lawyers have named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have named James Dimeas a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction."  James Dimeas has been rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any lawyer in the United States.

If you are facing criminal charges in Kane County and are interested in discussing the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program, you can contact James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation. You can talk to Kane County Deferred Prosecution lawyer, James Dimeas, can be contacted anytime you can talk to James Dimeas by calling him at 847-807-7405.

Client Reviews
I got into an argument with my ex-boyfriend. One thing led to another and when he came close to me I pushed him away. He called the police and when I spoke to the police I told them that I pushed him without realizing that you don't have to hit someone to be charged with a Domestic Battery. Being arrested was terrifying. I spoke to several attorneys who promised they would win the case and were charging a ridiculous amount of money. A friend referred me to James Dimeas. He was straightforward and honest with me and charged me a very reasonable and affordable fee. He got me into the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program. I successfully completed the program and I just received paperwork in the mail that the case has been expunged and completely removed from my record. I highly recommend Jim Dimeas. He is an honest and straightforward lawyer that will look out for your best interests.
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Had a DUI and hired a lawyer who lived in my building that I knew for years and trusted. Thought he was my friend. Paid him (more than I should have) and he handled my case for almost a year and totally screwed it up. I fired him and found out that he had given up his law license around the time I hired him. A friend recommended James to me and he took over my case and handled it the way it should have been handled from the beginning. I cannot stress how HIGHLY I recommend James Dimeas. I wish I would have hired him from day one. He answered all my calls and text messages and cleaned up a royal mess that had been created by the previous guy that I thought was a lawyer. I consider James to be a friend and recommend him to all of my friends. What a great lawyer and an even better guy! J.P.
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I had been accused of doing something, by my then wife, that I did not do. I was 100% innocent and was at the lowest point in my life. My mother told me to call James Dimeas. Her friend recommended him to her. James fought for me in court and refused to back down, even when the prosecution offered to lower the charges and make me plead guilty. I refused to plead guilty to something I did not do. The case went to trial and James won my case. I was found not guilty because I was NOT GUILTY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JAMES DIMEAS! Not only is he a great lawyer, but he is also a great human being. The truth shall set you free! C.D.
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James Dimeas is a great lawyer who knows what he is doing and will guide you through every step of the process. He will go above and beyond what he needs to do to help you out. Sometimes I would text him in the evening or the weekend with a question and he would always respond. Really made me feel like he cared about me. When we went to court he tore apart the girl that was making false allegations against me and he won my case. That was one of the greatest day of my life. If you need legal help, the only lawyer should call is James Dimeas. Highly recommended! E.L.
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