Pinellas County Sentencing Alternatives
Have an Experienced St. Petersburg / Clearwater Sentencing Alternatives Lawyer on Your Side
If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in Pinellas County, Florida, undoubtedly one of the first concerns that you will have is what the punishment for the offense is going to be.
As former State Prosecutors, the criminal defense team at Russo, Pelletier & Sullivan learned “from the inside” how to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients that are facing criminal charges in the St. Petersburg or Clearwater area.
Depending on the unique facts and circumstances of each case, some clients may be excellent candidates to have their charge dismissed through a diversion program offered in Pinellas County known as “Pre-Trial Intervention,” or “PTI.” Likewise, our office frequently attempts to minimize the punishment that our client is facing by requesting an Early Termination of Probation. In other cases, a formal conviction and potential loss of civil rights may be avoided by securing an outcome known as a “Withhold of Adjudication.” Lastly, if the State is seeking a period of incarceration, some clients may avoid serving time in the Pinellas County Jail or in the Florida Department of Corrections through alternative sentencing mechanisms such as work release, community control, or inpatient residential alcohol or drug treatment.
Every case is different. If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in Pinellas County, the stakes are high. Call our office to consult with a former State Prosecutor to learn how your case may be resolved in a manner that has the minimum impact on your life, freedom and livelihood. Our attorneys have a combined twenty-five years experience handling criminal offenses in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater area.