South Carolina Criminal Court Diversion and Discharge Programs


As a criminal defense attorney, I am frequently asked about pretrial diversion programs and the potential expungement of a person's criminal record. While a judicial dismissal of a charge or a "not guilty" verdict from a jury allows a defendant to have their record expunged, that is not always in the cards. The good news is it doesn't have to be. Let's take a look at some general practice points regarding diversion programs, conditional discharges and expungements in South Carolina.

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Published In: Criminal Law Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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