The defendant had been previously arrested on a charge of petit theft and waiting to enter the diversion program when arrested on charges of possession of marijuana < 20 grams. The Court withdrew the option for the defendant to enter into diversion for the first charge. He now faces criminal prosecution for both crimes.
RESULT: The defense persuaded the State to permit the client to attend the diversion program for both offenses. After heated negotiations, the prosecution agreed and both charges were DISMISSED!