If you are charged with a theft offense in Minnesota, your case may be eligible for a diversion program. A diversion is a treatment program available to theft offenders and is an alternative to a conviction. The program requires you to participate in treatment and abide by other terms and conditions imposed by the judge at the time of sentencing. If you are successful in fulfilling all the conditions of your sentence, the charge against you will be dismissed after an agreed upon amount of probationary time. No guilty plea is necessary. You are now eligible to file a petition for expungement to seal the court house file on the grounds that the matter was resolved in your favor. Why not keep this unfortunate incident from further scrutiny by a nosey landlord or potential employer.
If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a theft offense in Minnesota, call Minnesota theft defense attorney Robert J. Shane for the “Best Defense” at (612) 339-1024.