Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program

If the state attorney files a misdemeanor or felony domestic battery charge, the Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program should be seriously considered.

What are benefits to the Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program?

  1. If the program is successfully completed the charge is dismissed.
  2. There are no probation fees saving $50 per month
  3. There are no court costs or fines saving $875
  4. There is no conviction
  5. Lower risk of future domestic violence
  6. No required court appearances

What are the program requirements?

  1. 26 weeks of counseling with an approved domestic violence counselor
  2. Supervision for one year at no cost with no reporting requirement (other than the counseling)
  3. Cost of counseling on a sliding scale ranging from $11 to $36 dollars per session
  4. No other charges for one year
  5. State Attorney Costs ($50 Misdemeanor, $100 Felony)

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