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Orlando First Time Offense Attorney

As a former prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office, I have extensive experience with first time offender cases that I will use to give you an advantage. Working these cases on a daily basis, I’ve learned the ins and outs of the various programs offered by the State as well as the other means of legal recourse that we can use to have your case handled in the most efficient and beneficial way.

This is my first arrest by law enforcement? What do I do now?

After an arrest, the arresting law enforcement agency writes a report containing the “facts” as they remember them. That report, along with any evidence they may have, is then sent to the State Attorney’s Office and ultimately a prosecutor who decides whether or not to file formal charges against you.

With my experience, I can tell you that the reports sent by law enforcement often times do not contain all facts of the case. If you hire me to represent you before formal charges are filed, I can contact the prosecutor and point out any mistakes. We can work together to build your case and provide facts, evidence, and witness statements to the prosecutor that weren’t included by law enforcement in their original report. Through this work, we can hopefully prevent the prosecutor from filing charges at all.

What happens if the State Attorney’s Office decides to file formal charges?

If we are unable to persuade the prosecutor to drop the case before they file formal charges, there are still plenty of options available to you. As a former prosecutor, I am intimately familiar with the best ways to resolve first time offender cases.

What is Pretrial Diversion?

Pretrial Diversion is a program run by the State Attorney’s Office for first time offenders. It is available to those charged for misdemeanor cases, DUI cases, and non-violent felony offenses. It functions similar to probation, however, if you complete the entire program, the State Attorney’s Office will dismiss your case. This provides many benefits; one of them being the ability to seal and expunge your record once the program has been completed and the charge have been dismissed.

For those who don’t want to risk taking their case to trial and would rather have the charges dropped in other ways, Pretrial Diversion is a great option.

What if I get kicked out of Pre Trial Diversion?

If you don’t successfully comply with the requirements of Pre Trial Diversion, you can be kicked out of the program, and your case will be set back before a Judge on the criminal docket. However, since the Pre Trial Diversion program is run by the State Attorney’s Office, they often make bureaucratic mistakes that can result in you being kicked out of the program erroneously. Again, you need the counsel of a skilled attorney who has experience dealing with this. As a former prosecutor, I saw first hand the mistakes made by the State Attorney’s Office that led to people being unfairly kicked out of Pre Trial Diversion. By hiring the criminal defense law firm of Grozinger Law, P.A. , we can help pinpoint those mistakes and get you put back into the program.

If you truly didn’t comply with one or more of the program requirements, and you are kicked out of the program, you will need an attorney to negotiate a plea deal or take the case to trial. Many times there are uncontrollable factors that cause individuals to break a requirement of the program. With an experienced lawyer, we can use that to try and negotiate better plea deal. We can ask the State or the Judge to consider withholding adjudication on your case, which means that you would never have to admit that you were convicted of a crime. We could also use the mitigation factors to ask for lesser terms on your plea deal.

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Client Reviews

Cory Stiles
Cory Stiles
21:21 12 Apr 19
Facing charges can be an extremely stressful time in a person's life, and if you are like me, the stress can feel like the weight of the world on your shoulders. From the the first time I spoke to Patrick, he displayed an extreme amount of reassuring confidence and professionalism when it came to my case. When meeting with Patrick, he thoroughly outlined everything he was going to do for my case from start to finish while constantly reassuring me that he didn't think it would go that far. He filed very comprehensive and thorough paperwork the same day I hired him and within a few weeks was able to get my charges dropped before they were even filed. If you want to sleep at night knowing you have someone working for your best interest throughout your case, do yourself a favor and hire Patrick Grozinger.
Willie Castro
Willie Castro
04:43 01 Nov 18
Mr. Grozinger did an awesome job. He was very informative right from the beginning. I saw all his reviews and they don’t lie. He got my charges dropped. I’d highly recommend Mr. Grozinger. Great Attorney with great results.
17:25 09 Apr 18
Amazing attorney and straight to the point. Knew exactly the steps to take and how we were going to get the best result on my case, highly recommend giving him a call
02:06 07 Apr 18
Thanks to my wife's online search and other's reviews, I had the pleasure of Patrick representing me in my criminal case. The results of the case were exceptional and everything was handled in professional and timely manner.
Drake Taphorn
Drake Taphorn
20:49 30 Mar 18
Patrick was extremely helpful in getting my case resolved in a manner that was most beneficial to me. He took time to understand my case and made me feel like he had my best interests at heart.
Jeremy E
Jeremy E
22:46 03 Mar 18
Very Good lawyer. He was confident in his ability to get my charges dropped and he did just that. He did a good job.
warren thomas
warren thomas
19:59 24 Jan 18
I had used Mr Grozinger for my case. He was able to bring my case to a good ending. I found him prompt with returning calls and emails and kept me informed of the changes as they developed. He even followed up during, and even after my case was over to see how I was doing.
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