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I was arrested for simple battery fv and put to pretrial diversion program, then got arrested on battery fv

Cumming, GA |
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The problem is the impact the new charges will have on the original case. Usually just an arrest can derail the diversion program. You should certainly consult an attorney to discuss your options.

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The new arrest and charges should get you kicked out of the pre-trial diversion program. The benefit of the pre-trial diversion program is, usually, once you have completed the program you can have the charges expunged from your criminal record. Just because you have been kicked out of this program, and have new charges pending, does not mean that you will necessarily lose both cases. You still have other options available to you that can be used to fight these cases and possibly win. You should consult with an attorney to see what options and strategies you might be able to exercise.

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You need to hire an attorney to figure this out ... and, you may want to find yourself a decent therapist to figure out what is going on with you that caused two arrests in a short period of time. Soon, you may not be able to post a question like this, as you will be in jail. Good luck!

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